Helicopter UH-1C 65-09459

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09459
The Army purchased this helicopter 0266
Total flight hours at this point: 00000726
Date: 05/31/67
Unit: ARMY AVN DIV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and 090 knots.
Unknown
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE, FLT CONTROLS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
CU CHI recovered the helicopter. for 236.00
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 72823, STMNT, FM232 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09459
The Army purchased this helicopter 0266
Total flight hours at this point: 00000807
Date: 07/18/67
Accident case number: 670718071
Unit: USARV FLT DET
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0
costing 11575
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 SANFORD SD
P W1 COCHRAN GC
CE E5 LANGSTON DR
G E3 BOSSORY DM

Accident Summary:

While flying as wingman in a light fire team escorting a dust-off, the co-pilot observed enemy tracers during a turn. Coming out of the turn the crew chief warned the pilot of trees. Observing the trees, the pilot flared and pulled pitch while continuing into and through the trees. Weather was considered a factor because of light haze, ground fog and darkness.


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09459
The Army purchased this helicopter 0266
Total flight hours at this point: 00000989
Date: 12/29/67
Unit: 355 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Operations Area this helicopter was in Orbit at 0800 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 3 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Right Side causing Spalling.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, STRUCTURE
Casualties = YES . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
CU CHI recovered the helicopter. for 4270.00
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 74606, FM232 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09459
The Army purchased this helicopter 0266
Total flight hours at this point: 00000996
Date: 01/14/68
Accident case number: 680114051
Unit: D/3/4 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Cu Chi in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 41653
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 WOOD BF
P W1 WOLFE TB

Accident Summary:

In flight, a loud bang was heard from the rear of the aircraft. The aircraft nose yawed left. Aircraft commander noted engine tach dropped to zero. An autorotation landing was made in heavily wooded area with no suitable landing place. Suspect engine failure. Engine failed, cause unknown

This record was last updated on 01/05/97


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09459
The Army purchased this helicopter 0266
Total flight hours at this point: 00001156
Date: 05/21/68
Unit: 765 TC BN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0200 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 5 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: HYDRAULIC SYS, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft took off, fully flight capable.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 14201 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09459
The Army purchased this helicopter 0266
Total flight hours at this point: 00001843
Date: 02/02/70
Accident case number: 700202171
Unit: 195 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 73595
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 DONOVAN BK
P W1 GRAHAM RW
G E3 BRYANT WE

Passengers:
E4 GJ ROSARIO, GM, G;


Accident Summary:

THE UH-1C WAS ON THE FIRST FLIGHT FOR THAT DAY ORIGINATING FROM QUAN LOI. THE FLIGHT WAS ROUTINE AND AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT THE CREW WAS TEST FIRING THE WEAPONS SYSTEM. THEY MADE THEIR FIRST RUN ON THE TEST FIRE ZONE AND EXPERIENCED SOME TROUBLE WITH THE WEAPONS SYSTEM. THEY STARTED A SECOND RUN FROM APPROXIMATELY 300 FEET AGL AND TERMINATED AT APPROXIMATELY 50 FEET AGL WITH A RIGHT BREAK. DURING THE RIGHT BREAK THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER NOTED A LOSS OF ENGINE AND ROTOR RPM. HE TRIED TO REGAIN THE LOSS BY LOWERING THE COLLECTIVE WITH NEGATIVE RESULTS. THEY CONTINUED TO LOSE RPM AND ALTITUDE. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER ENTERED AUTOROTATION AND FLARED TO AVOID A TREE LINE. PICKING OUT THE BEST AREA IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY HE ZEROED OUT THE AIRSPEED AND PUT THE AIRCRAFT INTO AN AREA OF 20 TO 30 FOOT HIGH BAMBOO. THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE FORCED LANDING THE ENGINE REMAINED RUNNING BUT SUPPLYING LITTLE OR NO POWER.\\


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09459
The Army purchased this helicopter 0266
Total flight hours at this point: 00002013
Date: 09/26/71
Unit: 135 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XT090750
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


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 65-09459
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 0266.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610  88  385 3363   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6611  81  466 3363   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6612   0  466 3363   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6701  81  547 3363   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6702  39  586 3363   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6703  46  632 3363   POST SUPPLY      6TH ARMY   FORT ORD         6TH ARMY
6704  27  659 3363   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6705  67  726 3363   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6706  45  771 3363   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN
6707  36  807 3363   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN
6708  60  867 3363   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6709   2  869 3363   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6710  46  915 3363   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6711  53  968 3363   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6712  21  989 3363   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6801   7  996 WCKGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6802   0  996 WCKGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6803  15 1011 WCKGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6804  62 1073 WCKGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6805  83 1156 WCKGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6806  13 1169 WCKGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6807   0 1169 WCKGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6808  70 1239 WCKGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6809  30 1269 WCKGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6810   0 1269 WCKGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6811  36 1305 WCLGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6812   3 1308 WCLGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6901  80 1388 WDUTAA 187 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6902   0 1388 WDU0AA 195 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6903  13 1401 WDU0AA 195 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6904  46 1447 WDU0AA 195 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6905  45 1492 WDU0AA 195 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6906  32 1524 WDU0AA 195 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6907  56 1580 WDU0AA 195 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6908  67 1647 WDU0AA 195 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6909  20 1667 WDU0AA 195 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6910  51 1718 WDU0AA 195 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6911  45 1763 WDU0AA 195 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6912  57 1820 WDU0AA 195 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7001  22 1842 WDU0AA 195 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7002   1 1843 WCLMAA 56 TRANS CO DS   VIETNAM                     RVN
7003   0 1843 WHB1AA 166 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
7004   0 1843 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7005   0 1843 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7006   0 1843 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7007   0 1843 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7008   0 1843 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7009   0 1843 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7010   0 1843 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7011   0 1843 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7012   0 1843 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7101   0 1843                         NAT&GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7102   0 1843                         NAT&GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7103   0 1843 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7104   0 1843 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7105   0 1843 WHB1AA 166 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
7106  30 1873 WHB1AA 1 1 CAV D TRP    VIETNAM                     RVN
7107  62 1935 WC08AA 135 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7108  15 1950 WC08AA 135 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7109  63 2013 WC08AA 135 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN



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