Helicopter UH-1H 66-00846

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-00846
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00000335
Date: 03/03/68
Accident case number: 680303021
Unit: A/101 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Binh Hoa in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 90730
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P O2 HIGBEE GL
IP W2 WILLER LE

Passengers:
 UNK FOUR, PAX, G;


Accident Summary:

On 3 march 1968 CWO Larry E. Wiler was instructor pilot on a UH-1H helicopter 66-846. After refueling at the fuel pits in Vung Tau, RVN, he asked the tower for take-off instructions and received instructions to hold, which he did, while a Republic of Korea helicopter hovered around to his rear and up on his left side. Due to the close proximity of refueling points and an 18-28 knot crosswind, the Republic of Korea helicopter had difficulties maintaining a steady hovering attitude and drifted toward 66-846 causing the main rotor blades to mesh. At the time of the blade strike, 66-846 was still holding on the ground

This record was last updated on 01/31/97

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00846
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00000335
Date: 03/06/68
Unit: A/101 AVN
South Vietnam
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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The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00846
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 1166.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6611   0    0 W0Y6AA TRAN MDMHELCO S  ALASKA                      ALASKA  
6612  89   89 1649   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6701  20  109 1649   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6702   0  109 1649   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6703  14  123 1715   POST SUPPLY      6TH ARMY   FORT ORD         6TH ARMY    
6704   5  128 1715   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6705  34  162 1715   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6706  28  190 1715   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6707  21  211 1715   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6708  18  229 1715   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6709  43  272 1715   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6710  26  298 1714   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6711   0  298 1714   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY 
6712   4  302 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6801   0  302 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6802  33  335 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6803   0  335 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6804   0  335 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805   0  335 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806   0  335 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6807   0  335 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6808   0  335 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6809   0  335 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6810   0  335 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6811   0  335 WAB1AA 101 ABNE DIV     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812   0  335 3241   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6901   0  335 3241   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6902   0  335 3241   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6903   0  335 3241   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6904   0  335 3241   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6905   0  335 3241   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6906   0  335 3241   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6907   0  335 3241   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 

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