Helicopter UH-1H 67-17683

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17683
The Army purchased this helicopter 0768
Total flight hours at this point: 00001106
Date: 06/11/1970
Accident case number: 700611221 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 134 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Phu Hiep 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:
P W1 WILSON LH
IP O2 JAMESON GH

Accident Summary:

 THE MISSION FOR AIRCRAFT NUMBER 67-17683 WAS A 90 DAY STANDARDIZATION RIDE FOR THE PILOT, WO1 LUCKY H. WILSON. 1LT GEORGE JAMESON WAS THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT. TOTAL FLIGHT TIME FOR THE DAY AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS APPROXIMATELY 04+20. THE TRAINING FLIGHT WAS IN PROGRESS FOR 01+15 PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN REFUELED PRIOR TO TAKEOFF AT PHU HIEP WHICH WAS AT APPROXIMATELY 1345. THE CREW HAD BEEN PRACTICING AUTOROTATIONS TO RUNWAY 21R AT TUY HOA. THEY WERE TOLD BY THE TOWER TO HOLD NORTH OF THE AIR BASE UNTIL THE LANDING FIXED WING AIRCRAFT HAD CLEARED THE ACTIVE RUNWAY. DURING A PREVIOUS HOUR OF INSTRUCTION, THEY HAD HELD NORTH FOR A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF TIME. IN ORDER NOT TO WASTE THIS TIME HOLDING, THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT ELECTED TO DEMONSTRATE A SIMULATED ANTI-TORQUE FAILURE USING A SMOOTH SAND BAR ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE DA RANG RIVER ABOUT 1 NM NORTH OF TUY HOA. THE WINDS WERE 110 - 130 AT 8 KNOTS; THE DIRECTION OF THE FINAL APPROACH WAS ABOUT 210 DEG. AS HE APPROACHED THE TERMINATION OF THIS MANEUVER THE IP SLOWED HIS AIRSPEED AND ANTICIPATED THE SLOW SWING TO THE RIGHT OF AIRCRAFT'S NOSE. AS THE NOSE CAME TO THE RIGHT BUT STILL LEFT OF CENTER AND WITH THE AIRCRAFT JUST A FEW FEET ABOVE THE SAND, THE IP ATTEMPTED TO INITIATE A GO-AROUND. AS HE DID THIS, THE SKIDS MADE CONTACT WITH SAND, SLID FOR A DISTANCE BURYING THE RIGHT SKID AND THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED OVER. THE MAIN ROTOR AND THE TRANSMISSION WERE TORN FROM THE AIRCRAFT, ALONG WITH THE TAIL ROTOR AND THE 90 DEG GEAR BOX. THE AIRCRAFT FINALLY CAME TO REST, INVERTED, APPROXIMATELY 15 METERS FROM FIRST POINT OF CONTACT. BOTH PILOTS WERE UNINJURED AND EXTRACTED THEMSELVES FROM THE WRECKAGE AFTER TURNING OFF THE FUEL AND BATTERY. THERE WAS NO POST CRASH FIRE.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17683
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 0768.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6807   0    0 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6808   3    3 2436   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6809  31   34 2436   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6810  48   82 2436   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6811  29  111 2436   POST SUPPLY      6TH ARMY   FORT ORD         6TH ARMY    
6812   0  111 2436   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6901   0  111 2436   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6902   0  111 2436   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6903  26  137 WFJ4B0 COB 158BN 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904 100  237 WFJ4B0 COB 158BN 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905  59  296 WFJ4B0 COB 158BN 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906 111  407 WFJ4B0 COB 158BN 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907  73  480 WFJ4B0 COB 158BN 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908  66  546 WFJ4B0 COB 158BN 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909  73  619 WFJ4B0 COB 158BN 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910 118  737 WFJ4B0 COB 158BN 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911  85  822 WFJ4B0 COB 158BN 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912  36  858 WE4HAA 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001   0  858 WE4HAA 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002   0  858 WE4HAA 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003   0  858 WE4HAA 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004  61  919 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005 142 1061 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7006  45 1106 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     


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