Helicopter UH-1H 66-16981

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16981
The Army purchased this helicopter 1067
Total flight hours at this point: 00000295
Date: 06/09/68
Accident case number: 680609061 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: A/101 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Phu Bai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 1
costing 228554
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 SCOTT HR
P W1 MCNEALLY CL

Passengers:
 O2 BEVILL EL, PAX, D;


Accident Summary:

During takeoff, the pilot struck commo wire approximately 50 feet from the pad 25 feet high then crashed in rough terrain


War Story:
Although this helicopter was written off because of this incident, it was later rebuilt and returned to service

This record was last updated on 04/14/97

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16981
The Army purchased this helicopter 1067
Total flight hours at this point: 00000682
Date: 05/11/69
Unit: 57 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: AR782884
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-1H tail number 66-16981
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 1067.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6710   0    0 W0Y6AA INTRANSIT        IN TRANSIT                  AVCOMCTR
6711   5    5 1714   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6712  54   59 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6801   0   59 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6802  36   95 WAB3A0 CO A 101 AVN BN  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6803  77  172 3241   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6804   0  172 3241   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6805  91  263 3241   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6806  32  295 3412   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6807   0  295 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM          
6808   0  295 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM          
6809   0  295 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6810   0  295 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM         
6811   0  295 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6812   3  298 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6901  75  373 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902 167  540 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903  53  593 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904  89  682 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN     

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