Helicopter UH-1H 66-16464

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16464
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00000734
Date: 11/08/1968
Accident case number: 681108121
Unit: 57 MED DET
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
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:
AC W1 MURRAY JC
P W1 PLUME S

Accident Summary:

 A/C MADE 90 DEG TURN TO RITE WHILE HOVRG IN LZ T/R STRUCK HIDDEN TREE STUMP \


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16464
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00001680
Date: 03/01/1970
Accident case number: 700301061 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 57 MED DET
The station for this helicopter was Binh Thuy in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XR061594
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 2
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 W2 HALL TA
P W1 MYERS JA
CE E4 CLARK DW

Passengers:
 LCO, LCO, G; E4 MK CUTLIP, M, G;


Accident Summary:

 THE CREW OF 66-16464, HAVING OFF LOADED WOUNDED PERSONNEL AT THE ARVN MED PAD CALLED SOC TRANG TOWER FOR DEPARTURE INSTRUCTIONS. THE ARVN MED PAD IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 300 METERS TO THE NORTHEAST OF SOC TRANG ARMY AIRFIELD PERIMETER ON AN ABANDON ROAD RUNNING EAST AWAY FROM THE AIRFIELD. THE TERRAIN ON EITHER SIDE OF THE ROAD BEING UNTILLED RICE PADDIES AND ARE THREE FEET LOWER THAN THE ROAD. THE PAD ITSELF IS OF PERFORATED STEEL PLANKING (PSP) WITH TYPICAL WHITE H PAINTED ON IT. THE PSP WAS ATTACHED TO THE GROUND WITH TWO INCH PIPE WITH FLANGED EDGES DUE TO BEING DRIVEN IN THE GROUND. THE PIPES EXTENDED FOUR TO SIX INCHES ABOVE THE STEEL PLANKING. AS THE PILOT STARTED TO LIFT THE AIRCRAFT FROM THE PAD IT TILTED BACK AND TURNED ON ITS RIGHT SIDE. THE RED MAIN ROTOR BLADE STRUCK THE TAIL BOOM AT STATION 410 JUST FORWARD OF THE 45 DEG GEAR BOX SEVERING THE TAIL BOOM. THE MAIN ROTOR BLADE ALSO STRUCK THE TAIL ROTOR. THE 90 DEG GEAR BOX WAS SEPARATED FROM THE VERTICAL FIN AND WAS LOCATED 15 FEET TO THE REAR OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE TRANSMISSION AND PYLON ASSEMBLY WAS ALSO SEPARATED AND WAS 55 FEET AWAY ON A HEADING OF 150 DEG. THE HEAD ASSEMBLY AND BLADES WERE LOCATED 8 FEET FROM THE TOP OF THE AIRCRAFT. ALL AIRCRAFT PARTS AND COMPONENTS WERE LOCATED WITHIN 30 METER RADIUS OF THE MED PAD AND/OR IMPACT AREA.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16464
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   1    1 9221   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6707  29   30 WDFJAA 134 AVN CO       3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY      
6708  29   59 WDFJAA 134 AVN CO       3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY      
6709  31   90 WDFJAA 134 AVN CO       3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY      
6710   0   90 WDFJAA 134 AVN CO       3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY      
6711   0   90 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6712  60  150 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6801  54  204 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6802  83  287 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6803  65  352 3237   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6804  41  393 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805  21  414 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806  83  497 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6807  49  546 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6808  19  565 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6809  31  596 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6810  63  659 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6811  75  734 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812  11  745 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  78  823 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902  49  872 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903  95  967 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904  79 1046 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905  38 1084 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906  68 1152 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907  49 1201 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908  64 1265 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909  56 1321 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910  99 1420 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911  70 1490 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912  13 1503 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001  76 1579 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002 101 1680 WBSUAA 57 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003   0 1680 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN     


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