Helicopter UH-1H 66-16368

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16368
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00001612
Date: 07/17/1969
Accident case number: 690717251
Unit: 134 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Phu Hiep AAF in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 7000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 OSDEN SD

Accident Summary:

 MAIN ROTOR STRUCK TREES ON T/P ICDT DAM BOTH M/R BLADES \


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16368
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00001612
Date: 08/19/1969
Accident case number: 690819281 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 134 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Tuy Hoa in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0
costing 244345
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W1 SCHADE WJ
P W1 JAMES PE
G E3 PAINE GW

Accident Summary:

 AIRCRAFT WAS ON A NORMAL RESUPPLY MISSIN FOR THE CAPITOL ROK INF DIV., RESUPPLYING A CAV UNIT SOUTH OF THE AN KHE PASS. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT WO1 JAMES HAD BEEN INTO THIS AREA ON THIS TYPE OF MISSION SO THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER DECIDED TO TAKE THE FIRST LOAD IN. THE CARGO WAS PICKED UP AT BINH KHE. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER THEN MADE AN EASTERLY DEPARTURE THEN MADE A SLOW 180 DEG TURN AND FLEW DOWN THE VALLEY. THIS ROUTE WAS CHOSEN BECAUSE OF FRIENDLY ARTY FIRING TO THE WEST. ONCE OVER THE AREA THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER MADE A DESCENDING TURN, IDENTIFIED SMOKE, AND HE THEN NOTICED THE LZ WAS TOO SMALL AND MOVED TO AN ALTERNATE LZ. THE ALTERNATE LZ WAS ON THE SIDE OF A STEEP HILL WITH A SLOPE OF ABOUT 45-50 DEG AND COVERED WITH ELEPHANT GRASS APPROXIMATELY 8-10 FEET HIGH. THE CARGO WAS UNLOADED FROM A 12 FOOT HOVER AND THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED. THE SECOND FLIGHT WAS MADE BY WO1 JAMES IN THE SAME MANNER. IT WAS NOTED AT TAKEOFF THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS HOVERING WITH 35# N2 AND 95% N1. WO1 JAMES BROUGHT THE AIRCRAFT TO A 12 FOOT HOVER IN THE LZ, HOWEVER THE KOREAN PERSONNEL ON BOARD DID NOT UNLOAD THE AIRCRAFT. MR. SCHADE TURNED AROUND TO TELL THE KOREANS THAT THIS WAS THE SAME LZ AND TO SUPERVISE THE UNLOADING. APPROXIMATELY 15 SECONDS AFTER THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO A HOVER IN THE LZ THE RPM STARTED TO BLEED. AT THIS TIME MR. JAMES DECIDED TO TAKEOFF. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER TURNED AROUND AND NOTICED THAT HIS PILOT HAD IN FULL LEFT PEDAL AND WUS PULLING IN POWER WITH BLEEDING RPM. HE TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AS THE RPM DROPPED BELOW 6000 AND THE AIRCRAFT STARTED TO SPIN TO THE RIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT MADE A 270 DEGREE TURN BEFORE THE TAIL CAME IN CONTACT WITH THE SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN BREAKING THE TAIL BOOM OFF OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT THEN MADE CONTACT WITH THE GROUND ROLLING ONTO ITS LEFT SIDE. ALTHOUGH TEE GUNNER WAS STRAPPED IN, HE WAS THROWN FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO BURN AS EVERYONE EXITED.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16368
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 0567.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6705  16   16 2425   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6706  25   41 2425   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6707  25   66 2425   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6708  37  103 2425   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6709   0  103 2425   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6710   0  103 2425   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6711   1  104 3278   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY 
6712   0  104 3278   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY 
6801  67  171 3278   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6802  60  231 3278   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6803 118  349 3278   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6804 102  451 3278   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM      
6805 150  601 3278   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6806  76  677 3278   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6807  42  719 3278   OPM SEA NITEOPS  1ST ARMY   FORT BELVOIR     AMC          
6808  47  766 3278   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6809  60  826 3278   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6810   8  834 WCLMAA 56 TRANS CO DS   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6811   0  834 WCLMAA 56 TRANS CO DS   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812   0  834 WCLMAA 56 TRANS CO DS   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  88  922 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902  54  976 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903 116 1092 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904 164 1256 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905 126 1382 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906 120 1502 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907 110 1612 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908   0 1612 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     


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