Helicopter UH-1C 66-00591

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00591
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000754
Date: 12/12/67
Unit: 2 SIG
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0050 feet and UNK knots.
Classified
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Left Side
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 250.00
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 74429, FM232 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00591
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000754
Date: 12/14/67
Unit: 2 SIG
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was in Orbit at 0050 feet and UNK knots.
Classified
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Right Side
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
DAK TO recovered the helicopter. for 55.00
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 74464, FM232 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00591
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00001279
Date: 01/21/71
Accident case number: 710121191 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 335 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Dong Tam in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XS423443
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 1
costing 224415
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 W1 MURPHREE WM
P O2 FOLAND BR

Passengers:
 O3 MAINT SUPER, MS, G;


Accident Summary:

 ON 21 JANUARY 1971, THE CREW OF UH-1C, SN 66-591, CALL SIGN FALCON 82, WERE RETURNING TO DONG TAM ARMY AIRFIELD UPON COMPLETION OF A TACTICAL MISSION. THEY HAD FLOWN APPROXIMATELY SIX HOURS THAT DAY. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED AT DONG TAM, PROCEEDED TO THE REARMING POINT AND THEN TO POL. UPON REFUELING, THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER REQUESTED TO CLOSE LEFT TRAFFIC FOR HIS UNITS REVETMENTS. THE WINDS WERE APPROXIMATELY 090-DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER WAS AT THE CONTROLS OF THE AIRCRAFT AS THEY HOVERED TO THE ACTIVE, PERFORMED A GOOD HOVER CHECK, AND PROCEEDED TO TAKE OFF. THE AIRCRAFT WAS CLIMBING OUT AT ABOUT 40 KNOTS AND 25 FEET WHEN THE NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT YAWED TO THE LEFT AND THE RPM STARTED TO DROP. ANALYZING THIS AS AN ENGINE FAILURE, THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER LOWERED THE COLLECTIVE SLIGHTLY TO REGAIN ROTOR RPM. SIMULTANEOUSLY, HE ATTEMPTED TO FLARE THE AIRCRAFT TO DISSIPATE AIRSPEED. THE SKIDS LIGHTLY HIT THE DIRT EMBANKMENT AROUND THE PERIMETER AS THE AIRCRAFT SETTLED FORWARD. THE AIRCRAFT THENN STRUCK AND WENT THROUGH ONE BARBED WIRE FENCE; IT THEN HIT AND WAS SNAGGED ON A SECOND BARBED WIRE FENCE. THIS CAUSED THE AIRCRAFT TO FLIP UP NOSE LOW AND IT CAME TO REST ON ITS LEFT SIDE. THE CREW MEMBERS EXITED THE AIRCRAFT WITH LITTLE DIFFICULTY AND WERE PICKED UP IMMEDIATELY BY ANOTHER AIRCRAFT WHICH WAS DIRECTED BY DONG TAM TOWER. THERE WERE NO MINES IN THIS PARTICULAR PORTION OF THE PERIMETER. THERE WERE, HOWEVER, SEVERAL TRIP FLARES RIGGED TO THE BARBED WIRE. THERE WERE AT LEAST TWO IGNITED BY THE CRASH AND THEY ARE THE PROBABLE CAUSE OF THE ENSUING FIRE. AT LEAST ONE FLARE WAS BURNING NEXT TO WHERE FUEL WAS SPILLING FROM THE RUPTURED FUEL CELL. APPROXIMATELY THREE MINUTES AFTER THE CREW WAS EVACUATED, THE AIRCRAFT EXPLODED FROM THE FIRE AND ORDNANCE ON BOARD.\\

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The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 66-00591
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 0966.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610   0    0 W0MHAA DIROF SUP TRAN   6TH ARMY   SHARPE GD        SUPMACOM         
6611   3    3 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6612  61   64 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6701  70  134 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6702  57  191 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6703  88  279 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6704  50  329 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6705  41  370 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6706  59  429 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6707  54  483 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6708  57  540 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6709  50  590 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6710  60  650 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6711  26  676 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6712  78  754 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6801  28  782 3364   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6802   0  782 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
6803   0  782 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
6804   0  782 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6805   0  782 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6806   0  782 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM          
6807   0  782 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM          
6808  11  793 W0U36P DIR MAT MAIN AB  3RD ARMY   FORT BRAGG       3RD ARMY         
6809  36  829 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR  
6810   0  829 W0Y6AA INTRANSIT        IN TRANSIT                  AVCOMCTR
6811   0  829 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR 
6812   0  829 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR 
6901   0  829 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR 
6902   0  829 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR 
6903   3  832 WFJ8C0 C 4-77ATY 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904   0  832 WFJ8C0 C 4-77ATY 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905  62  894 WFJ8C0 C 4-77ATY 101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906  64  958 WAB0A0 A TP 2-17 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907   1  959 WAB0A0 A TP 2-17 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908  60 1019 WAB0A0 A TP 2-17 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909  29 1048 WAB0A0 A TP 2-17 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910  28 1076 WAB0A0 A TP 2-17 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911  31 1107 WAB0A0 A TP 2-17 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912  14 1121 WAB0A0 A TP 2-17 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001  36 1157 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002  51 1208 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003  28 1236 WFJ3A0 COA 5TC BN101AC  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004   0 1236 WE4HAA 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005   0 1236 WE4HAA 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7006   0 1236 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7007   0 1236 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7008   0 1236 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7009   0 1236 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7010   1 1237 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7011  13 1250 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM         
7012  29 1279 WGPQAA 335 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     

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