Helicopter UH-1H 66-00997

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-00997
The Army purchased this helicopter 1266
Total flight hours at this point: 00000603
Date: 06/04/68
Accident case number: 680604181
Unit: A/101 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Camp Eagle in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 58951
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 WYNNE FA
P W2 WOLD BB

Accident Summary:

On short final to an LZ, the pilot experienced an engine failure. The pilot hover autorotated into the area. Upon landing, the aircraft hit a tree stump and punctured the cargo compartment. Compressor stall caused engine failure

This record was last updated on 04/14/97

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-00997
The Army purchased this helicopter 1266
Total flight hours at this point: 00000777
Date: 12/11/68
Accident case number: 681211201
Unit: A/9 AVN 9 INF
The station for this helicopter was Dong Tam in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 6000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 ROGERS JW

Accident Summary:

 ACFT HOVERED BETWEEN REVETMENTS OF PARKED ACFT M/R BLADES OF HOVERING ACFT STRUCK T/R BLADE OF PARKED ACFT \

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-00997
The Army purchased this helicopter 1266
Total flight hours at this point: 00001920
Date: 02/28/70
Incident number: 700228081ACD Accident case number: 700228081 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 187 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Tay Ninh in
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 5 . . Passengers = 6
costing 244345
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC O2 STRATTON MV
P W1 CHAMPION MF
CE E4 REMICK F
G E3 ZAVASKY D

Passengers:
 X2 TREN TV, , OG, KIA; X2 ND HOANG, OGY, D; X2 PV KIEM, OGY, D; X2 GV BUC, OGY, D; X2 VM TAM, OGY, D; , LCO, G;


Accident Summary:

 THE AIRCRAFT WAS INVOLVED IN A COMBAT ASSAULT MISSION. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT THE PZ (PICKUP ZONE). TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS APPROXIMATELY 1330 HOURS. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON SHORT FINAL, PARALLEL TO THE ROAD ON WHICH THE TROOPS WERE STANDING. AT THIS POINT, THE TESTIMONIES OF THE WITNESSES DIFFER. THE PILOT AND CREW OF THE AIRCRAFT SAY EMPHATICALLY THAT THE APPROACH WAS NORMAL, BUT THE VIETNAMESE LIEUTENANT, HOWEVER, THOUGHT THE HELICOPTER WAS GOING TO LAND TOO CLOSE TO HIS TROOPS. THE STATEMENTS CONCERNING THE FORMATION OF THE TROOPS WAITING ON THE ROAD ALSO DISAGREE. THE CREW OF THE AIRCRAFT STATE THAT THE VIETNAMESE WERE IN AN UNORGANIZED CLUSTER WHILE THE VIETNAMESE LIEUTENANT STATED THE TROOPS WERE LINED ON THE ROAD AND PARALLEL TO IT. ALL INTERVIEWED PERSONNEL AGREED THAT THE INTENDED TOUCHDOWN POINT OF THE AIRCRAFT WOULD HAVE PLACED THE LEFT SKID APPROXIMATELY SEVEN (7) FEET FROM THE TROOPS. ACCORDING TO 2LT HOANG, HE MOVED HIS MEN FROM THE ROAD TO THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE RICE PADDY BECAUSE HE FEARED THE MAIN ROTOR WOULD INJURE HIS MEN. FROM THIS POINT ON, NO ONE SAW THE ACTIONS OF PVT TREN. THE CREW ENGINEER WAS CLEARING THE SKIDS FOR FINAL TOUCHDOWN, AND THE VIETNAMESE HAD THEIR HEADS LOWERED TO AVOID THE ROTOR WASH. THE CREW OF THE AIRCRAFT AND WO1 ALLEN, THE PILOT OF THE CHALK 3 AIRCRAFT, HEARD A LOUD POP. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THIS SOUND, WO1 ALLEN LOOKED UP AND SAW ONE ARVN SOLDIER FLYING THROUGH THE AIR. AT THIS POINT, THE AIRCRAFT PITCHED FORWARD, STRIKING ITS RIGHT SKID. THE HELICOPTER THEN YAWED TO THE RIGHT, SWINGING ITS TAIL TO THE LEFT, STRIKING SOME OF THE WAITING ARVN TROOPS. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST WITH ITS TAILBOOM RESTING ACROSS THE ROAD APPROXIMATELY 130 DEGREES CLOCKWISE FROM THE ORIGINAL FLIGHT PATH.\\

This record was last updated on 09/20/98

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The following is crew member information for this incident:

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Name: X2 T. V. Tren
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/28/70.
Service: Unknown service.
Service: Unknown service.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-00997
Country: South Vietnam
This record was last updated on 03/05/94

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The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00997
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 1266.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6612  22   22 1649   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6701  54   76 1649   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6702  16   92 1649   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6703  21  113 1715   POST SUPPLY      6TH ARMY   FORT ORD         6TH ARMY    
6704  10  123 1715   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6705  31  154 1715   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM      
6706  39  193 1715   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6707   7  200 1715   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6708   0  200 1715   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6709  11  211 1715   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6710  31  242 1714   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6711  42  284 1714   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6712   8  292 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6801   0  292 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6802  63  355 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6803 166  521 3241   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6804   0  521 3241   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6805  82  603 3241   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6806   0  603 3241   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY 
6807   0  603 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR 
6808   0  603 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM          
6809   0  603 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6810   0  603 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM         
6811  21  624 WDFWA0 COA 9AVBN 9INF   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812 153  777 WDFWA0 COA 9AVBN 9INF   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901 133  910 WDFWA0 COA 9AVBN 9INF   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902 163 1073 WDFWA0 COA 9AVBN 9INF   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903 106 1179 WDFWA0 COA 9AVBN 9INF   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904 109 1288 WDFWA0 COA 9AVBN 9INF   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905 115 1403 WDFWA0 COA 9AVBN 9INF   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906 103 1506 WDFWA0 COA 9AVBN 9INF   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907  93 1599 WSZAAA 357 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908   0 1599 WSZAAA 357 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909   0 1599 WFQ8AA 165 TC DS 34 GP  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910   0 1599 WF8QAA UNIT NOT KNOWN   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911  30 1629 WDUTAA 187 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912  48 1677 WDUTAA 187 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001 105 1782 WDUTAA 187 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002 138 1920 WDUTAA 187 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003   0 1920 WCLGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004   0 1920 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7005   0 1920 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7006   0 1920 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7007   0 1920 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7008   0 1920 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7009   0 1920 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        

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