Helicopter UH-1H 66-17023

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-17023
The Army purchased this helicopter 1167
Total flight hours at this point: 00001362
Date: 10/01/69
Accident case number: 691001261
Unit: 79 TC CO
The station for this helicopter was Bong Son in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 14781
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P O4 WILLARD JT
CP O4 HILLIARD MG

Accident Summary:

 AT APPROXIMATELY 1115 HOURS ON 1 OCT 69, MAJOR WILLARD, THE PILOT AT THE CONTROLS A ND MAJOR HILLIARD, THE CO-PILOT, WERE TO FLY COMMAND AND CONTROL FOR COMBAT ASSAULT BEING CONDUCTED BY THE 173RD ABN BDE. THEY TOOK AIRCRAFT 66-17023 FROM THE ASSIGNED PILOTS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS BROUGHT OUT OF A REVETMENT ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE HELIPORT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS HOVERED TO A POINT IN THE AREA OF THE CH-47 REFUELING POINT. THEY WERE FORCED TO HOLD THEIR POSITION BY TWO AIRCRAFT TAKING OFF TO THE NORTH. THE CH-47 HAD LANDED TO THE SOUTH HOTEL AND WAS HOVERING TO THE CH-47 POL POINT. THE PILOTS WERE TOLD OF THE CH-47 BY THE CREW CHIEF, THEY THEN HOVERED TO THE POSITION WHICH BROUGHT THE AIRCRAFT UNDER OR MOST UNDER THE CH-47. MAJOR WILLARD SET THE AIRCRAFT DOWN DUE TO THE SEVERE TURBULENCE CAUSED BY THE CH-47. THIS HARD LANDING RESULTED IN DAMAGE TO THE SKID GEAR. ONE MAIN ROTOR GLADE FLECED UPWARD LEAVING A CREASE ON THE TOP SIDE OF THE BLADE. THE CH-47 EXECUTED A GO-AROUND AND MAJOR WILLARD TOOK OFF TO THE NORTH. THE AIRCRAFT FLEW FOR 1.5 HOURS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS RETURNED TO THE HELIPORT AT LZ ENGLISH. THE ORIGINALLY ASSIGNED PILOTS TOOK THE AIRCRAFT WITH THE INTENTION OF FLYING IT TO THE 173RD FLIGHT PLATOON AREA. THE CREWCHIEF ADVISED THEM THAT HE SUSPECTED A HARD LANDING. THEY THEN INSPECTED THE AIRCRAFT AND FLEW IT TO THE 173RD FLIGHT PLATOON AREA TO BE INSPECTED BY A TECHNICAL INSPECTOR.\\

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The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-17023
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 1167.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6711   0    0 W0Y6AA INTRANSIT        IN TRANSIT                  AVCOMCTR
6712  29   29 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6801  70   99 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6802  13  112 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6803  61  173 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6804   0  173 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805   3  176 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806  70  246 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6807  73  319 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6808  45  364 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6809  95  459 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6810 114  573 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6811 104  677 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812  32  709 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  79  788 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902 106  894 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903  46  940 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904 108 1048 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6905 127 1175 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6906  20 1195 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907   0 1195 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908  68 1263 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909  99 1362 WARJAA HQ 173AIRBN BDE  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910   0 1362 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911   0 1362 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912   0 1362 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7001   0 1362 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7002   0 1362 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7003   0 1362 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7004   0 1362 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7005   2 1364 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7006   0 1364 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7007  12 1376 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7008 124 1500 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7009 118 1618 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7010  78 1696 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7011 107 1803 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7012  94 1897 WAB3A0 A-101 AHB 101AB  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7101 114 2011 WAB3A0 A 101ST AHB      VIETNAM                     RVN     
7102  64 2075 WAB3A0 A 101ST AHB      VIETNAM                     RVN     
7103  79 2154 WAB3A0 A 101ST AHB      VIETNAM                     RVN     
7104  68 2222 WAB3A0 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7105   0 2222 W0MCAA RED RIVER AD     4TH ARMY   RED RIVER AD     AMC           
7106   0 2222 W0MCAA RED RIVER AD     4TH ARMY   RED RIVER AD     AMC           
7107   0 2222 W0MCAA DIR DIST  TRANS  IN MAINT   RED RIVER AD     AVSCOM          
7108   0 2222 W0MCAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7109   0 2222 W0MCAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7110   0 2222 W0MCAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7111   0 2222 W0MCAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7112   0 2222 W0MCAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7201   0 2222 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7202   6 2228 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7203   0 2228 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7204   0 2228 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7205   0 2228 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7206   0 2228 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7207  85 2313 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM      
7208   0 2313 W0Y6AA AVSCOM PROJECT   LOAN       ST LOUIS         AVSCOM       
7209 130 2443 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7210 115 2558 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7211  99 2657 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7212  14 2671 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7301   9 2680 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM       
7302   1 2681 W0Y6AA AVSCOM PROJECT   LOAN       ST LOUIS         AVSCOM       
7303  28 2709 W0Y6AA AVSCOM PROJECT   LOAN       ST LOUIS         AVSCOM       
7304  77 2786 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7305  83 2869 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7306  99 2968 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7307  77 3045 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7308  66 3111 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7309  65 3176 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7310 106 3282 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM      
7311  90 3372 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7312  48 3420 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7401   5 3425 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7402   0 3425 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7403   0 3425 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7404  86 3511 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7405  52 3563 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7409  26 3780 W0Y6AA IN STORAGE       IN STORAGE DAVIS MONTHAN    AVSCOM            
7410  88 3868 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7411  73 3941 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7412  49 3990 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7501   0 3990 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7502   0 3990 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7503  32 4035 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7504  68 4103 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7505  55 4158 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7506  69 4227 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7507  39 4266 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7509 103 4369 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM      
7510 103 4472 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM      
7511   6 4478 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7512  51 4529 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     

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