Helicopter UH-1D 66-00984

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00984
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00001447
Date: 04/17/69
Accident case number: 690417211 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: A/101 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Phu Bai in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: ZC171969
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 2
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:
AC W1 SCHWARTZ HW
P W1 JENSEN ML
CE E4 HILL J
G E4 CARTER JL

Passengers:
 UNK UNK, PAX, D; UNK UNK, LCO, G;


Accident Summary:

 A NORMAL APPROACH WAS MADE INTO A MARGINAL SINGLE SHIP LANDING ZONE. AS THE AIRCRAFT WAS PASSING THROUGH TRANSLATIONAL LIFT AND TERMINATING ITS APPROACH THE CREW CHIEF AND GUNNER CLEARED THE AIRCRAFT LEFT AND RIGHT WHILE DESCENDING. AT APPROXIMATELY 10 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND THE MAIN ROTOR STRUCK A TREE CAUSING THE NOSE TO DIP TO THE RIGHT. AT THIS TIME THE TAIL OF THE AIRCRAFT SWUNG TO THE LEFT BRINGING THE TAIL ROTOR INTO CONTACT WITH A TREE. THE AIRCRAFT THEN LOST CONTROL AND CAME INTO CONTACTWITH THE GROUND WITH THE LEFT SKID STRIKING THE GROUND FIRST. THE AIRCRAFT THEN ROCKED PARTIALLY ONTO ITS LEFT SIDE.\\

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The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00984
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  30   30 1649   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6701  71  101 1649   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6702  35  136 1649   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6703  21  157 1715   POST SUPPLY      6TH ARMY   FORT ORD         6TH ARMY    
6704   7  164 1715   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6705  56  220 1715   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6706  49  269 1715   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6707  18  287 1715   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6708  31  318 1715   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6709  38  356 1715   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6710  52  408 1714   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6711   9  417 1714   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY 
6712  57  474 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6801   0  474 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6802  78  552 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6803  60  612 3241   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6804   0  612 3241   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6805   0  612 3241   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY 
6806 102  714 3241   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6807 102  816 3241   OPM SEA NITEOPS  1ST ARMY   FORT BELVOIR     AMC           
6808 134  950 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6809 107 1057 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6810  48 1105 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6811  33 1138 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812  73 1211 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  49 1260 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902  58 1318 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903  84 1402 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904  45 1447 WE4HAA 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     

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