Helicopter UH-1H 68-15259

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15259
The Army purchased this helicopter 1268
Total flight hours at this point: 00000887
Date: 09/18/1969
Accident case number: 690918121
Unit: A/1 AVN 1 INF
The station for this helicopter was Phu Loi in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 500
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 LINDSEY JR

Accident Summary:

 ACFT WAS WAITING ON RESUPPLY PAD FOR SUPPLIES WITH ENG IDLING JEEP WITH SUPPLIES FOR MSN APPROACHED ACFT DRIVER FAILED TO HEED ARM SIGNALS OF CE TO STOP M/R BLADES STRUCK ANTENNA MOUNTED ON JEEP \


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15259
The Army purchased this helicopter 1268
Total flight hours at this point: 00001443
Date: 02/10/1970
Accident case number: 700210222
Unit: A/1 AVN 1 INF
The station for this helicopter was Tan Son Nhut in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 0
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15259
The Army purchased this helicopter 1268
Total flight hours at this point: 00001540
Date: 04/09/1970
Accident case number: 700409321
Unit: 134 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Phu Hiep in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0
costing 16243
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 GROCE HV
P W1 EDWARDS JD

Accident Summary:

 AT APPROXIMATELY 2000 HOURS ON 9 APRIL 1970, WO1 HENRY V. GROCE, 417-50-0285 OF THE 134TH AVN CO (AH) WAS THE PILOT IN CHARGE OF THE UH-1H, SERIAL NUMBER 68-15259. THE OTHER CREW MEMBERS WERE WO1 JIMMY D. EDWARDS, 555-48-2359 PILOT; OBSERVER SP4 WARREN ALIPRANDINI, 344-48-7346; OBSERVER SGT FREDDY D. FRIDAY, 454-72-7792; ALL MEMBERS OF THE 134TH AVN CO (AH). THE AIRCRAFT APPARENTLY HAD A COMPRESSOR STALL WHILE WO1 GROCE WAS MAKING A DROOP CAM CHECK WHEN THE AIRCRAFT SETTLED IN FROM A HEIGHT OF 10 TO 15 FEET. WO1 EDWARDS SUFFERED A WHIP LASH TYPE INJURY. THERE WERE NO OTHER INJURIES. DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT WAS $16,243.38. C. DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT: AT APPROXIMATELY 2000 HOURS 9 APRIL 1970, WO1 GROCE AND WO1 EDWARDS WERE ON A LOCAL FLIGHT OF THE UH-1H HELICOPTER, SERIAL NUMBER 68-15259. THE AIRCRAFT HAD EXPERIENCED SOME YAWING TO THE RIGHT AND LEFT IN FLIGHT ON 8 APRIL 1970. THE TAIL ROTOR SYSTEM WAS DISASSEMBLED AND INSPECTED FOR DAMAGE, REASSEMBLED AND RELEASED FOR TEST FLIGHT ON 9 APRIL 1970. NORMAL PEDAL TURNS TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT WERE MADE AND A NORMAL TAKEOFF WAS MADE. THE AIRCRAFT WAS FLOWN AT 100 KNOTS WITH 33 POUNDS OF TORQUE FOR A TAIL ROTOR RIGGING CHECK. THIS CHECK WAS COMPLETED AND A NORMAL APPROACH WAS MADE TO THE HELIPORT. THEN WO1 GROCE MADE A DROOP CAM CHECK AND AS THE AIRCRAFT REACHED A HEIGHT OF 10 TO 15 FEET THERE WERE TWO LOUD EXPLOSIONS FROM THE ENGINE AND LOSS OF RPM WITH THE NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT YAWING TO THE RIGHT. WO1 GROCE ENTERED AUTOROTATION (RPM WAS NOT SUFFICIENT TO CUSHION AIRCRAFT) WITH THE AIRCRAFT LANDING HARD ON THE RIGHT AFT SKID WHICH SANK INTO THE SAND. THE ENGINE WAS STILL RUNNING AFTER THE AIRCRAFT LANDED.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15259
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 1268.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6812   0    0 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6901  50   50 WAHBA0 COA 1STAVBN 1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902 104  154 WAHBA0 COA 1STAVBN 1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903  86  240 WAHBA0 COA 1STAVBN 1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904 112  352 WAHBA0 COA 1STAVBN 1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905   0  352 3204   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6906 125  477 WAHBA0 COA 1STAVBN 1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907 110  587 WAHBA0 COA 1STAVBN 1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908 153  740 WAHBA0 COA 1STAVBN 1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909 147  887 WAHBA0 COA 1STAVBN 1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910 132 1019 WAHBA0 COA 1STAVBN 1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6911 106 1125 WAHBB0 COB 1STAVBN 1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6912 144 1269 WAHBA0 COA 1STAVBN 1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN      
7001 119 1388 WAHBA0 COA 1STAVBN 1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN      
7002  55 1443 WAHBA0 COA 1STAVBN 1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003  85 1528 WC07AA 134 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004  12 1540 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005   0 1540 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7006   0 1540 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7007   0 1540 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7008   0 1540 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7009   0 1540 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7010   0 1540 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7011   0 1540 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7012   0 1540 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7101   0 1540                         NAT&GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7102   0 1540                         NAT&GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7103   0 1540 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7104   0 1540 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7105   4 1544 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7106   2 1546 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7107  44 1590 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7108   0 1590 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7109   5 1595 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7110  17 1612 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7111   1 1613 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7112   6 1619 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7201  22 1641 WAGEAA HHC 1ST CAV DIV  5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        5TH ARMY         
7202  35 1676 WAGEAA HHC 1ST CAV DIV  5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        5TH ARMY         
7203  22 1698 WAGEAA HHC 1ST CAV DIV  5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        5TH ARMY         
7204  14 1712 WAGEAA HHC 1ST CAV DIV  5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        5TH ARMY         
7205  64 1776 WAGEAA HHC 1ST CAV DIV  5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        5TH ARMY         
7206   8 1784 WAGEAA HHC 1ST CAV DIV  5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        5TH ARMY         
7207  18 1802 WAGEAA HHC 1ST CAV DIV  5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        5TH ARMY         
7208   5 1807 WAGEAA HHC 1ST CAV DIV  5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        5TH ARMY         
7209  20 1827 WAGEAA HHC 1ST CAV DIV  5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        5TH ARMY         
7210  40 1867 WAGEAA HHC 1ST CAV DIV  5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        5TH ARMY         
7211  38 1905 WAGEAA HHC 1ST CAV DIV  5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        5TH ARMY         
7212   0 1905 WAGEAA HHC 1ST CAV DIV  5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        5TH ARMY         
7301   0 1905 WAGEAA HHC 1ST CAV DIV  5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        5TH ARMY         
7302  51 1956 WAGEAA HHC 1ST CAV DIV  5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        5TH ARMY         
7303  43 1999 WAGEAA HHC 1ST CAV DIV  5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        5TH ARMY         
7304  10 2009 WAGEAA HHC 1ST CAV DIV  5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        5TH ARMY         
7305  12 2021 WAGEAA HHC 1ST CAV DIV  5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        5TH ARMY         
7306  22 2043 WAGEAA HHC 1ST CAV DIV  5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        5TH ARMY         
7307  37 2080 WAGEAA 1ST CAV DIV      5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7308   9 2089 WAGEAA 1ST CAV DIV      5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7309  17 2106 WAGEAA 1ST CAV DIV      5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7310  26 2132 WAGEAA 1ST CAV DIV      5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7311  49 2181 WAGEAA 1ST CAV DIV      5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7312  21 2202 WAGEAA 1ST CAV DIV      5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7401   2 2204 WAGEAA 1ST CAV DIV      5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7402  26 2230 WAGEAA 1ST CAV DIV      5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7403  41 2271 WAGEAA 1ST CAV DIV      5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7404  17 2288 WAGEAA 1ST CAV DIV      5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7405  15 2303 WAGEAA 1ST CAV DIV      5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7409  18 2368 WAGEAA 1ST CAV DIV      5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7410  27 2395 WAGEAA 1ST CAV DIV      5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7411   9 2404 WAGEAA 1ST CAV DIV      5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7412  25 2429 WAGEAA 1ST CAV DIV      5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7501   0 2429 WAGEAA 1ST CAV DIV      5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7502   0 2429 W0VC4M SUPPLY DIV       5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7503   0 2429 W0VC4M SUPPLY DIV       5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7504   0 2429 W0VC4M SUPPLY DIV       5TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        FORSCOM        
7505  13 2442 WVBAAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7506   5 2447 WVBAAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7507   0 2447 WUBAAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7509   3 2450 WVBAAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7510  14 2464 WVBAAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7511   6 2470 WVBAAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7512   2 2472 WVBAAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI


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