Helicopter UH-1H 67-17278

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17278
The Army purchased this helicopter 0268
Total flight hours at this point: 00002640
Date: 10/14/1970
Accident case number: 701014121 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 134 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Phu Hiep in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 244345
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W1 PRICE JW
CP W1 SMITH DJ

Passengers:
 FLT LEADER, FCO, G;


Accident Summary:

 ON 14 OCTOBER 1970 AT APPROXIMATELY 1340 HOURS WO1 PRICE AND WO1 SMITH WERE CHALK 5 IN A FLIGHT OF SEVEN THAT WAS READY FOR TAKE OFF FROM THE CHEO REO AIRSTRIP. AS THE LEAD ELEMENTS OF THE FLIGHT DEPARTED, CHALK 7, WHO HAD BEEN FLYING TRAIL ALL DAY, SIGNALED FOR CHALK 6 AND CHALK 5 TO PASS ON THE LEFT AND ALLOW CHALK 7 TO AGAIN FLY TRAIL. AT THIS POINT CHALK 5 CAME TO A HOVER AND BEGAN MOVING LEFT AND FORWARD AROUND CHALK 6. AT THIS TIME CHALK 6, PILOTED BY WO1 WILSON AND WO1 THOMAS, CAME TO A HOVER. WO1 SMITH, IN CHALK 5, WAS ON THE CONTROLS AND MOVING TO THE LEFT SIDE OF CHALK 6. THE PILOT-IN CHARGE OF CHALK 5 OVSERVED CHALK 6 COME TO A HOVER AND MOVE LEFT IN THE DIRECTION OF THIS AIRCRAFT. WO1 PRICE, BELIEVING A MIDAIR WAS ABOUT TO OCCUR BETWEEN CHALKS 6 AND 5 TOOK THE CONTROLS AND DECELERATED THE AIRCRAFT. HE WAS UNALBE TO MOVE FARTHER TO THE LEFT BECAUSE OF TROOPS ON HIS LEFT. THE COMBINATION OF THE EXCESSIVE DECELERATION AND THE ROTOR WASH FROM CHALK 6 CAUSED THE AIRCRAFT TO ASSUME AN EXTREMELY NOSE HIGH-TAIL LOW ATTITUDE WHICH RESULTED IN THE TAIL ROTOR OF CHALK 5 MAKING CONTACT WITH THE RUNWAY WITH SUBSEQUENT LOSS OF THE TAIL ROTOR AND 90 GEARBOX FROM THE AIRCRAFT. UPON LOSS OF ANTI-TORQUE CONTROL THE AIRCRAFT MADE TWO COMPLETE TURNS TO THE RIGHT AND LANDED HARD WITH DAMAGE TO THE SKIDS, CROSS TUBES AND UNDERCARRIAGE. UPON OBSERVING THE ACCIDENT OCCURRING CHALK 6 TOOK OFF TO THE RIGHT AND WAS NOT DAMAGED IN THE ACCIDENT.\\


War Story:
Although this helicopter was written off because of this incident, it was later rebuilt and returned to service


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17278
The Army purchased this helicopter 0268
Total flight hours at this point: 00002878
Date: 07/11/1971
Accident case number: 710711021
Unit: 117 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 2000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 HERRING TP

Accident Summary:

 AT A HOVER, TAIL ROTOR FAILED. PERFORMED AUTOROTATION. TAIL BLADE STRUCK BARB WIRE CAUSING INCIDENT DAMAGE.\\


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17278
The Army purchased this helicopter 0268
Total flight hours at this point: 00003437
Date: 720300
Unit: 165 TC CO
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XT781729
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: VNAF (South Vietnamese Air Force. )
Loss to Inventory


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17278
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 0268.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6802   0    0 W0Y6AA INTRANSIT        IN TRANSIT                  AVCOMCTR
6803  52   52 WDX4AA HHC 212 AVN BN   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6804   0   52 WDX4AA HHC 212 AVN BN   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805  64  116 3222   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6806  80  196 3222   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6807  93  289 3222   OPM SEA NITEOPS  1ST ARMY   FORT BELVOIR     AMC          
6808 104  393 WDX4AA HHC 212 AVN BN   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6809  85  478 WDX4AA HHC 212 AVN BN   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6810 110  588 WDX4AA HHC 212 AVN BN   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6811 139  727 WDX4AA HHC 212 AVN BN   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812 137  864 WDX4AA HHC 212 AVN BN   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  94  958 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902  78 1036 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903  81 1117 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904  95 1212 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905  83 1295 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906  90 1385 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907 109 1494 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908 108 1602 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909  69 1671 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910  81 1752 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911  21 1773 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912  65 1838 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001 103 1941 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002  67 2008 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003 101 2109 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004   5 2114 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005 134 2248 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7006  93 2341 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7007 164 2505 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7008  43 2548 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7009  92 2640 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7010   0 2640 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7011   0 2640 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
7012   0 2640 W0Y6AA USA FLT OPN OFC  5TH ARMY   ST LOUIS         AMC         
7101   0 2640                         NAT&GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7102   0 2640                         NAT&GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7103   0 2640 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7104   4 2644 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7105  53 2697 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7106  77 2774 WAX8AA 117 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7107 104 2878 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7108  85 2963 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7109 123 3086 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7110  94 3180 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7111 105 3285 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7112  79 3364 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7201  68 3432 WFQ8AA 165 TC CO A CDS  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7202   5 3437 WFQ8AA 165 TC CO A CDS  VIETNAM                     RVN     


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