Helicopter UH-1C 66-15185

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15185
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00000416
Date: 05/17/1968
Unit: 334 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0125 feet and 090 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 Cockpit causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any 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, 13806 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15185
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00000831
Date: 10/03/1968
Unit: 334 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0400 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 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, 27701 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15185
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00001024
Date: 12/20/1968
Unit: 68 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0300 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 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, 35601 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15185
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00001312
Date: 04/17/1969
Accident case number: 690417221
Unit: 68 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Bien Hoa in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 75000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 JONES WN
P W1 CLIFFORD KD
OB X1 AN PL
CE E4 YOUTSEY JL
G E4 DEANE DW

Accident Summary:

 ON 13 APRIL 1969 AT APPROXIMATELY 1525 HOURS, ^WO1 JONES AND WO1 CLIFFORD^ WERE PREPARING TO DEPART ON AN ARMED RECONNAISSANCE MISSION IN THE VICINITY OF THE DONG NAI RIVER. THEIR AIRCRAFT WAS THE SECOND SHIP IN A TWO SHIP FIRE TEAM. THE TWO SHIPS WERE PARKED IN REVETMENTS APPROXIMATELY 30 FEET APPROXIMATELY 30 FEET APART, ONE IN FRONT OF THE OTHER. THE LEAD SHIP RECEIVED CLEARANCE FROM SPARTAN TWOER TO HOVER INTO LANE 6, BIEN HOA HELIPORT, FOR DEPARTURE. BOTH AIRCRAFT STARTED TO HOVER ALMOST SIMULTANEOUSLY. AS THE SECOND SHIP IN THE FIRE TEAM BEGAN TO HOVER, THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER, ^WO1 JONES^, BECAME AWARE OF THE AIRCRAFT BEGINNING TO ROLL TO THE RIGHT. THE PILOT, ^WO1 CLIFFORD^, NOTICED THE UNUSUAL ATTITUDE AND CAME ON THE CONTROLS ALSO. BOTH APPLIED LEFT CYCLIC WITH NO APPARENT RESPONSE. THE PLANE OF THE ROTOR CONTINUED TO THE RIGHT AND EVENTUALLY STRUCK THE ASPHALT. BOTH BLADES CAME IN CONTACT WITH THE ASPHALT AT LEAST TWICE, AT WHICH TIME THE TOP CASE OF THE TRANSMISSION BROKE LOOSE FROM THE MAIN CASE. THE MAIN ROTOR HUB, MAIN ROTOR BLADES, STABILIZER BAR ASSEMBLY AND MISING LEVERS, TOP HALF OF THE MAST WITH SCISSORS AND SLEEVE ASSEMBLY, SWASHPLATE AND SUPPORT ASSEMBLY, AND DRIVE LINKS ALL LEFT THE AIRCRAFT INTACT. AT A POINT APPROXIMATELY THIRTY FEET TO THE RIGHT OF THE AIRCRAFT, THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES AND MAIN ROTOR HUB BROKE AWAY FROM THE MAST AND CAME TO RESTANOTHER THIRTY-FIVE FEET BEYOND. THE TAIL ROTOR CAME IN CONTACT WITH THE MAIN ROTOR AS IT WAS TEARING LOOSE FROM THE AIRCRAFT, CAUSING THE TAIL ROTOR AND THE 90 DEGREE GEAR BOX TO TEAR LOOSE FROM ITS MOUNTS. AS A RESULT OF THE VIOLENT ACTION OF THE MAIN ROTOR BLADE STRIKE AND SUBSEQUENT BOUNCING OF THE AIRCRAFT, THE AFT CROSS TUBE WAS PARTIALLY BROKEN LOOSE FROM ITS MOUNTS AND RUPTURED THE BELLY AND FUEL CELL OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED SEVERAL TIMES AND CAME TO REST IN APPROXIMATELY THE SAME POSITION IT HAD ORIGINALLY STARTED FROM IN THE REVETMENT. THE CREW MEMBERS WERE SHAKEN UP BUT NO APPARENT INJURIES RESULTED FROM THIS ACCIDENT.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15185
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 0767.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6707  12   12 1623   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6708  31   43 1596   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6709  24   67 1596   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6710   1   68 WDX6AA FTBUCKNR FLTDET  OKINAWA                     RYIS    
6711  20   88 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6712  29  117 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6801  32  149 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6802  23  172 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6803 108  280 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6804  57  337 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805  79  416 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806  44  460 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6807  66  526 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6808 126  652 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6809  95  747 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6810  84  831 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6811  94  925 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812  99 1024 WC3FAA 68 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  69 1093 WC3FAA 68 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902  77 1170 WC3FAA 68 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903  62 1232 WC3FAA 68 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904  80 1312 WSZAAA 357 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905   0 1312 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR  
6906   0 1312 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM          
6907   0 1312 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM          
6908   0 1312 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6909   0 1312 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6910   0 1312 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6911   0 1312 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6912   0 1312 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7001   0 1312 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7002   0 1315 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7003   0 1316 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7004  57 1373 WGPRAA 336 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005   0 1373 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7006   0 1373 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7007   0 1373 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7008   0 1373 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7009   0 1373 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7010  31 1404 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7011  47 1451 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7012  27 1478 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7101   7 1485 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7102  37 1522 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7103  74 1596 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7104  88 1684 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7105  80 1764 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7106  89 1853 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7107  18 1871 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7108  17 1888 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7109  19 1907 WC07AA 79 TC CO         VIETNAM                     RVN     
7110  12 1919 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7111   0 1919 WC07AA 134 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7112  30 1949 WC07AA 61 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7201   2 1951 WFQ8AA 165 TC CO A CDS  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7202   0 1951 WFQ8AA 165 TC CO A CDS  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7203   1 1952 WFQ8AA 165 TC CO A CDS  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7204  35 1987 WFQ8AA 388 TC CO        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7205  50 2037 WFQ8AA 388 TC CO        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7206  13 2050 WFQ8AA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7207   9 2059 WFQ8AA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7208  20 2079 WCLSAA 388 TC CO        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7209   2 2081 WCLSAA 388 TC CO        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7210  16 2097 WCLSAA 388 TC CO        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7211  51 2148 WCLSAA 388 TC CO        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7212  37 2185 WCLSAA C TRP 16TH ACV   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7301   2 2187 WCLSAA C TRP 16TH ACV   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7302   0 2187 WCLSAA 388 TC CO        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7303   2 2189 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG    
7304  53 2242 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG    
7305  50 2292 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG    
7306  19 2311 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG    
7307  17 2328 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG    
7308  20 2348 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG    
7309  20 2368 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG    
7310  10 2378 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG    
7311   7 2385 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG    
7312   2 2387 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG    
7401   2 2389 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG    
7402   1 2390 W07QAA MAAG             THAILAND                    MAAG    
7403   4 2394 W07QAA WHITEHORSE       THAILAND                    MAAG    
7404   4 2398 W2VHA1 WHITEHORSE       THAILAND                    MAAG    
7405   0 2398 W2VHA1 WHITEHORSE       THAILAND                    MAAG    
7409   0 2398 W0MUAA US ARMY DEPOT    5TH ARMY   CORPUS CHRISTI   AMC              
7410   0 2398 W0MUAA US ARMY DEPOT    IN MAINT   CORPUS CHRISTI   AVSCOM            
7411   0 2398 W0MUAA US ARMY DEPOT    IN MAINT   CORPUS CHRISTI   AVSCOM            
7412   0 2398 W0MUAA US ARMY DEPOT    IN MAINT   CORPUS CHRISTI   AVSCOM            
7501   0 2398 W0MUAA US ARMY DEPOT    AWTG DISP  CORPUS CHRISTI   AVSCOM              
7502   0 2398 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN TRANSIT CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM           
7503   0 2398 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN MAINT   CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM          
7504   0 2398 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN MAINT   CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM          
7505   0 2398 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN MAINT   CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM          
7506   0 2398 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN MAINT   CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM          
7507   0 2398 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN MAINT   CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM          
7508   0 2398 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN STORAGE CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM            
7509   2 2400 W0MUAA SUPPLY DIV       5TH ARMY   FORT KNOX        TRADOC        
7510   0 2400 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN STORAGE CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM            
7511  12 2412 WQRFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7512  25 2437 WQRFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI


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