Helicopter UH-1D 66-15148

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-15148
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00000345
Date: 05/11/1968
Accident case number: 680511041
Unit: 79 TC CO
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 10000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 LABIER RP

Accident Summary:

The aircraft was providing gun coverage of a UH-1H, when the engine failed and the aircraft commander made a forced landing in a hostile area. The aircraft was abandoned for 24 hours

This record was last updated on 04/13/1997


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15148
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00000505
Date: 02/08/1969
Unit: 116 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0050 feet and 085 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 03901 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15148
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00000594
Date: 03/12/1969
Unit: 116 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0100 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges.
The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 07101 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15148
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00000811
Date: 05/04/1969
Unit: 116 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was Landing at UNK feet and 030 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (RPG)
The helicopter was hit in the Right Side causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 12402, LNNF (Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15148
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00000811
Date: 05/31/1969
Unit: 116 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0200 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Bottom
Systems damaged were: OIL SYS
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft took off, fully flight capable.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 15105 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15148
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00001277
Date: 05/09/1970 MIA-POW file reference number: 1616
Incident number: 70050909.KIA
Unit: 191 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XR320920
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Reference Notes. Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: 1616 ()
Loss to Inventory
Crew: HAIGHT, STEPHEN HAROLD;

Crew Members:
CE SP4 HAIGHT STEPHEN HAROLD BNR

REFNO Synopsis:
SYNOPSIS: On May 9, 1970, SP4 Stephen H. Haight was aboard a UH1C helicopter (serial #66-15148) which crashed and exploded about 5 miles southwest of the city of Phy Vinh in Vinh Binh Province, South Vietnam. Personnel in the area were on hand immediately to inspect the site of the crash, and all personnel aboard the helicopter are accounted for except Haight. On May 17, 1973, JCRC searched the site of the crash, aided by metal detectors, encompassing an area 450 by 850 meters centered on the coordinates of the crash. SP4 Haight's remains were not found. On August 4, 1973, JCRC concluded that if the coordinates were accurate, all traces of the crash had been obliterated. It was located in a rice paddy that may have been tilled. It was also thought that the area may have been pilfered, leaving no probable reason for further searches. SP4 Haight was listed Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered. He is listed with honor among the missing because his remains remain on enemy soil. He is one of a relative few who will probably never be accounted for from the Vietnam War. Unlike "MIAs" from other wars, most of the missing from Southeast Asia can be accounted for, and a high percentage of their remains could be found.

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: SP4 Stephen Harold Haight
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 05/09/1970 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 21.0
Date of Birth: 05/22/1949
Home City: Cazenovia, NY
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 AVN BDE
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-005
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15148
SSN: 077389877
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N20 = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/01/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Vinh Binh Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15148
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0667.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6706  18   18 WDFJAA 134 AVN CO       3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY      
6707  23   41 WDFJAA 134 AVN CO       3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY      
6708  26   67 WDFJAA 134 AVN CO       3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY      
6709  31   98 WDFJAA 134 AVN CO       3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY      
6710   0   98 WDFJAA 134 AVN CO       3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY      
6711   0   98 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6712  23  121 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6801  56  177 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6802   4  181 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6803  82  263 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6804  82  345 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805   0  345 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806   0  345 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
6807   0  345 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM          
6808   0  345 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM          
6809   0  345 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6810   0  345 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM         
6811   0  345 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6812   0  345 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6901  90  435 WC3GAA 116 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902  70  505 WC3GAA 116 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903  89  594 WC3GAA 116 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904 101  695 WC3GAA 116 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905 116  811 WC3GAA 116 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906 109  920 WC3GAA 116 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907  97 1017 WC3GAA 116 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908 153 1170 WCLGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909   0 1170 WCLGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910   0 1170 WCLGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911   0 1170 WCLGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912   0 1170 WCLGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001   0 1170 WCLGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002   0 1170 WCLGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003  30 1200 WDUXAA 191 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004  77 1277 WDUXAA 191 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     


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