Helicopter UH-1H 66-16385

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16385
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000939
Date: 09/10/1968
Accident case number: 680910101
Unit: 335 AHC
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 5555
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W1 WITT B

Accident Summary:

The aircraft was caught in the rotor wash of the ship in front. PSP blew up and caught the skids causing incident damage

This record was last updated on 04/29/1997


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16385
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00003800
Date: 08/03/1972
Accident case number: 720803011
Unit: 62 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Da Nang in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 3
costing 58045
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P O3 BATTLE W
CP W1 LACHEY WG
CE E4 NELSON HT
G E3 DAVIS MO

Passengers:
 X1 N DUY, PAX, G; X1 N CHANHBINH, PAX, G; O6 CB MCCOID, PAX, G;


Accident Summary:

 ON 3 AUG 72, ^CPT WINGATE BATTLE III^ WAS ASSIGNED AS PILOT-IN-CHARGE OF ARMY HELICOPTER ^66-16385.^ HIS CREW CONSISTED OF HIS CO-PILOT, ^WO1 WILLIAM C. LACHEY,^ CREW CHIEF, ^SP4 HARRIS T. NELSON,^ AND DOORGUNNER, ^PFC MICHAEL O. DAVIS.^ THE AIRCRAFT STATUS WAS A CIRCLED RED-X RESTRICTING THE AIRCRAFT FROM SLING LOADS. THE MISSION WAS A COMMAND AND CONTROL MISSION IN SUPPORT OF THE ^3RD ARVN DIVISION COMMANDER.^ ^CPT BATTLE^ AND ^WO1 LACHEY^ PREFLIGHTED THE AIRCRAFT AND DEPARTED ON THE MISSION AT 0815 HOURS AND ARRIVED AT THE PICK UP POINT, LZ400, AT 0830 HRS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SHUT DOWN AND A FM CONSOLE AND ANTENNA WAS INSTALLED ON THE AIRCRAFT. AT THIS TIME 3 PASSENGERS ARRIVED AND INSTRUCTED THE CREW TO TAKE THEM TO A FIREBASE 1 MILE EAST OF DUC DUC (AT916576). ^WO1 LACHEY^ WAS AT THE CONTROLS AND DEPARTED THE PICK-UP AREA. ENROUTE TO THE FIREBASE, ^WO1 LACHEY^ CLIMBED TO 3000' INDICATED. DURING THE CLIMB OUT, ^WO1 LACHEY^ APPLIED COLLECTIVE PITCH UNTIL THE ENGINE RPM STARTED TO BLEED, THIS OCCURRED AT 42PSI TORQUE AND 590 EGT. ^CPT BATTLE^ INFORMED ^WO1 LACHEY^ THAT A DER CHECK WOULD BE MADE LATER DUE TO THE PASSENGERS BEING IN A HURRY. AT 1030 HRS THEY DEPARTED THE FIREBASE AND FLEW TO LZ BALDY, DROPPED OFF THE PASSENGERS AND FLEW TO HAWK HILL, REFUELED, AND RETURNED TO LZ BALDY. AT 1130 HOURS THEY DEPARTED LZ BALDY, FLEW TO DUC DUC, AND SHUT DOWN. AT 1230 HOURS, ^CPT BATTLE^ AND ^WO1 LACHEY^ CRANKED THE AIRCRAFT AND MOVED IT TO THE CENTER OF THE PAD. AFTER WAITING APPROXIMATELY 5 MINUTES AT 5500 RPM, THE 3 PASSENGERS ARRIVED AND TOLD THE CREW THEY WERE READY TO RETURN TO LZ400. ^WO1 LACHEY^ PULLED THE AIRCRAFT UP TO A 3 FOOT HOVER AND POSITIONED THE AIRCRAFT FOR DEPARTURE. DUE TO ARTILLERY THAT WAS FIRING FROM THE FIREBASE, A TAKE OFF DIRECTLY INTO THE WIND WAS NOT POSSIBLE. ^WO1 LACHEY^ POSITIONED THE AIRCRAFT FOR DEPARTURE THAT WOULD GIVE THEM A 50 CORSS WIND AND WOULD REQUIRE BETWEEN A NORMAL AND MAXIMUM TAKE OFF. ^CPT BATTLE^ MADE A PRE-TAKEOFF CHECK AND VERBALLY INFORMED ^WO1 LACHEY^ THAT THE PRE-TAKE OFF CHECK WAS GOOD. ^WO1 LACHEY^ ALSO CHECKED THE INSTRUMENTS PRIOR TO DEPARTING AND FOUND ALL INSTRUMENTS IN THE NORMAL OPERATING RANGES. ^WO1 LACHEY^ THEN DEPARTED THE LZ. AT APPROXIMATELY 25' AGL AND 15-20 KNOTS AIRSPEED, (EFFECTIVE TRANSLATIONAL LIFT) ^CPT BATTLE^ OBSERVED THE N1 START DROPPING, THE ROTOR AND ENGINE RPM INDICATORS DROPPING TOGETHER, THE MASTER CAUTION LIGHT CAME ON AND THE LOW RPM AUDIO ACTIVATED. ^WO1 LACHEY^ LOWERED THE COLLECTIVE PITCH SLIGHTLY, ROLLED THE THROTTLE TO THE FLIGHT IDLE DETENT, AND THE ENGINE AND ROTOR NEEDLES SPLIT AT 5300 RPM. ^CPT BATTLE^ ALSO GOT ON THE CONTROLS AT THIS TIME. ^WO1LACHEY^ PUT THE AIRCRAFT IN AN ALMOST VERTICAL DESCENT DUE TO OBSTACLES IN FRONT OF THE AIRCRAFT. AT APPROXIMATELY 10-15 FEET AGL, BOTH ^CPT BATTLE^ AND ^WO1 LACHEY^ SAW A BOMB CRATER IN THE PATH OF THE HELICOPTER AND BOTH APPLIED RIGHT CYCLIC TO AVOID IT. BETWEEN 3 AND 5 FEET THEY BOTH APPLIED CUSHIONING PITCH. AT TOUCHDOWN THE AIRCRAFT WAS GOING DOWN AND TO THE RIGHT, AND LANDED HARD. ^CPT BATTLE^ AND ^WO1 LACHEY^ SHUT THE AIRCRAFT DOWN AND EXITED THE AIRCRAFT. NO INJURIES WERE INCURRED OF THE CREW OR PASSENGERS.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16385
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   1    1 W0MHAA DIROF SUP TRAN   6TH ARMY   SHARPE GD        AVCOM          
6706  12   13 WC7ZAA 155 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6707  83   96 WC7ZAA 155 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6708   0   96 WC7ZAA 155 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6709   0   96 3364   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM    
6710   0   96 3364   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM    
6711   0   96 3364   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY 
6712   0   96 3364   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY 
6801  91  187 3364   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6802  60  247 3364   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6803 107  354 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6804  77  431 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805 108  539 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806  77  616 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6807 108  724 WGPQAA 335 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6808 118  842 WGPQAA 335 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6809  97  939 3264   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6810  78 1017 WGPQAA 335 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6811 124 1141 WGPQAA 335 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812  98 1239 WGPQAA 335 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901 112 1351 WGPQAA 335 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902  83 1434 WGPQAA 335 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903 102 1536 WGPQAA 335 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904  28 1564 WGPQAA 335 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905  80 1644 WGPQAA 335 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906 112 1756 WGPQAA 335 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907 103 1859 WGPQAA 335 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908  72 1931 WGPQAA 335 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909  85 2016 WGPQAA 335 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910   0 2016 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6911   0 2016 8003   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6912   0 2016 8003   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
7001   0 2016 8003   7 CORPS SPT COM  GERMANY                     EUROPE   
7002   0 2016 8003   7 CORPS SPT COM  GERMANY                     EUROPE   
7003   0 2020 8003   7 CORPS SPT COM  GERMANY                     EUROPE   
7004   0 2020 8003   7 CORPS SPT COM  GERMANY                     EUROPE   
7005   0 2020 W0MCAA RED RIVER AD     4TH ARMY   RED RIVER AD     AMC           
7006   0 2020 W0MCAA RED RIVER AD     4TH ARMY   RED RIVER AD     AMC           
7007  67 2087 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7008  93 2180 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7009 129 2309 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7010 107 2416 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7011 102 2518 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7012 103 2621 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7101  59 2680 WC41AA 173 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7102  59 2739 WC41AA 173 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7103 114 2853 WC41AA 173 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7104  81 2934 WC41AA 173 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7105  62 2996 WC41AA 173 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7106 103 3099 WC41AA 173 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7107  40 3139 WC41AA 173 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7108  45 3184 WC41AA 173 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7109  55 3239 WC41AA 173 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7110   0 3239 WC41AA 173 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7111  78 3317 WC41AA 173 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7112  24 3341 WC41AA 173 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7201  52 3393 WC41AA 173 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7202  76 3469 WC41AA 173 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7203   6 3475 WC41AA 173 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7204  77 3552 WC41AA 173 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7205  61 3613 WC41AA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7206  67 3680 WC41AA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7207 100 3780 WC41AA 48 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7208  20 3800 WE4HAA 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7209   0 3800 WE4HAA 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7210   0 3800 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM       
7211   0 3800 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM       
7212   0 3800 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN TRANSIT NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM         
7301   0 3800 W0MUAA AVSCOM PROJECT   LOAN       ST LOUIS         AVSCOM        
7302   0 3800 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7303   0 3800 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7304   0 3800 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7305   2 3802 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7306  20 3822 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7307  48 3870 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7308  10 3880 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7309  28 3908 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7310  15 3923 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7311   0 3923 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7312   8 3931 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7401   6 3937 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7402  12 3949 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7403  37 3986 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7404  10 3996 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7405  11 4007 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7409   0 4069 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7410   0 4069 WQNGAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7411  13 4082 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7412  12 4094 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7501   4 4098 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7502  15 4113 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7503  27 4140 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7504  28 4168 WQYQA1                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7505   8 4176 WQYQA1                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7506  40 4216 WQYQA1                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7507  16 4232 WQYQA1                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7509  24 4280 WQYQA1                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7510  20 4300 WQYQA1                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7511  13 4313 WQYQA1                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7512  18 4331 WTXJAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI


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