Helicopter UH-1C 66-00556

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00556
The Army purchased this helicopter 0866
Total flight hours at this point: 00002184
Date: 03/23/71
Unit: 192 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: AQ862144
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00556
The Army purchased this helicopter 0866
Total flight hours at this point: 00002184
Date: 03/23/71
Accident case number: 710323181 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 192 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Phan Rang Bay in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 4 . . Passengers = 1
costing 244415
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 WATSON SA
P REHMANN RF
CE E4 BANDY CM
G E3 DOUGLASS GS

Passengers:
 O3 AR GRIFFIN, LCO, G;


Accident Summary:

 ON 23 MAR 71, AT 2200 HOURS, ARMY AIRCRAFT UH-1C, SN ^66-556^ DEPARTED BAN ME THOUT CITY AIRFIELD FOR A MISSION OF PROVIDING ARMED HELICOPTER SUPPORT FOR A MEDEVAC PICKUP. APPROXIMATELY HALF WAY TO THE PICKUP SITE THE MISSION WAS ABORTED BY THE DUST-OFF AIRCRAFT DUE TO MARGINAL WEATHER CONDITIONS. AT THIS POINT, ARMY AIRCRAFT, SN ^66-556,^ MADE A 180 TURN TO THE RIGHT TO RETURN TO BAN ME THUOT CITY AIRFIELD. WHEN THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED OUT OF ITS TURN, ON A HEADING OF 240, IT IMPACTED WITH THE TREES. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED ON A DESCENDING FLIGHT PATH THROUGH THE TREES FOR 25 METERS. AT THIS POINT THE LEFT SKID OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS CAUGHT BY A TREE, CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO SPIN TO THE LEFT. THE ADVANCING BLADE THEN STRUCK THE GROUND, SNAPPING THE MAST AND SLINGING THE ROTOR SYSTEM TO THE RIGHT FRONT, COMING TO REST 20 METERS FROM THE POINT OF IMPACT. THE TAIL BOOM SEVERED JUST AFT OF THE TAIL BOOM ATTACHING POINTS AND WAS SLUNG TO THE RIGHT FRONT, COMING TO REST 15 METERS FROM THE POINT OF IMPACT. THE BASIC BODY OF THE AIRCRAFT THEN CONTINUED FORWARD COMING TO REST ON ITS RIGHT SIDE.\\

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The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 66-00556
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 0866.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610  50   87 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6611  37  124 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6612  59  183 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6701  63  246 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6702  41  287 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6703  24  311 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6704  55  366 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6705  58  424 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6706  58  482 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6707  53  535 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6708  38  573 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6709  63  636 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6710 108  744 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6711  36  780 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6712  23  803 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6801  78  881 3261   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6802   0  881 W0Y6AA INTRANSIT        IN TRANSIT                  AVCOMCTR
6803   0  881 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6804   0  881 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6805   4  885 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6806  13  898 2020   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6807  59  957 2020   OPM SEA NITEOPS  1ST ARMY   FORT BELVOIR     AMC          
6808  47 1004 2020   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6809   0 1004 2020   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6810  37 1041 2020   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6811   0 1041 2020   POST SUPPLY      6TH ARMY   FORT ORD         6TH ARMY    
6812  15 1056 WFJ8AA A BTY 4BN 77ART  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  89 1145 WFJ8AA A BTY 4BN 77ART  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902  61 1206 WFJ8AA UNIT NOT KNOWN   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903  64 1270 WFJ8A0 A 4-77ATY 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904  34 1304 WFJ8B0 B 4-77ATY 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905  32 1336 WFJ8B0 B 4-77ATY 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906  57 1393 WFJ8B0 B 4-77ATY 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907  79 1472 WAB0B0 B TP 2-17 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908 101 1573 WAB0B0 B TP 2-17 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909  48 1621 WAB0B0 B TP 2-17 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910  76 1697 WAB0B0 B TP 2-17 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911  24 1721 WAB0B0 B TP 2-17 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912  16 1737 WAB0B0 B TP 2-17 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001  65 1802 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002  29 1831 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003  20 1851 WFJ3A0 COA 5TC BN101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004   0 1851 WFJ3A0 COA 5TC BN101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005   9 1860 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7006   0 1860 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7007  23 1883 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7008  28 1911 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7009  52 1963 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7010  49 2012 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7011  17 2029 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7012  47 2076 WDUYAA 192 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7101  38 2114 WDUYAA 192 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7102  70 2184 WDUYAA 192 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7103   0 2184 WC5EAA 608 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     

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