Helicopter UH-1C 66-00683

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00683
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00000121
Date: 04/11/67
Accident case number: 670411271
Unit: ARMY AVN DIV
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 4000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 SHIELDS JE

Accident Summary:

While hovering, the rotor wash picked up a poncho from a bunker. The poncho wrapped around one main rotor blade


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00683
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00000121
Date: 04/19/67
Accident case number: 670419041
Unit: ARMY AVN DIV
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 500
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 SLAUGHTER SR

Accident Summary:

On a firing pass, either brass or links from the M-21 weapons system hit the tail rotor blade


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00683
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00001074
Date: 07/29/68
Unit: OPM SEA NITEOPS
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 0150 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges.
The helicopter was hit in the Left Side causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all 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, 21101 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00683
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00001437
Date: 10/23/69
Incident number: 69102323.KIA
Unit: B/25 AVN 25 INF
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0750 feet and 110 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 3 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM, 7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: ARMAMENT, ELECTRICAL SYS, STRUCTURE, FUEL SYS, PERSONNEL
The armor protecting the personnel was NOT effective.
Casualties = 01 KIA . .
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft took off, fully flight capable.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Aircraft inspected and found to be in flyable condition
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: BDART, SIF, 00426, UH1P3, 29603, CASRP, JSIDR (Incidents converted from the fixed-wing data base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Casualty Report. Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report. )

Crew Members:
G SP4 MATTHEWS SETH HAYDEN III KIA
This record was last updated on 05/25/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: SP4 Seth Hayden Matthews III
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/23/69 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 22.2
Date of Birth: 08/14/47
Home City: Merritt Island, FL
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 25 AVN 25 INF
Major organization: 25th Infantry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17W-110
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00683
SSN: 263907321
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67A1F = Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 04/13/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 05/25/98


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00683
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00001955
Date: 05/07/70
Unit: B/25 AVN 25 INF
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Operations Area this helicopter was Unknown at 0800 feet and 060 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 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
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: BDART, SIF, 01846, JSIDR (Incidents converted from the fixed-wing data base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00683
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00001955
Date: 05/11/70
Unit: B/25 AVN 25 INF
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0500 feet and 090 knots.
Cambodia
Helicopter took 2 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 Bottom
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: BDART, SIF, 01851, JSIDR, CASRP (Incidents converted from the fixed-wing data base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Casualty Report. Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report. )


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 66-00683
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  27   27 2421   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6701   0   27 3339   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6702   0   27 3339   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6703  66   93 3339   POST SUPPLY      6TH ARMY   FORT ORD         6TH ARMY
6704  28  121 3339   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6705  21  142 3339   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6706  59  201 3339   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN
6707  75  276 3339   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN
6708  36  312 3339   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6709  73  385 3339   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6710  52  437 3339   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6711  98  535 3339   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6712  92  627 3339   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6801  90  717 3339   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6802  82  799 WDF2D0 DTRP 5CAV 9INF   VIETNAM                     RVN
6803 146  945 3339   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6804   0  945 3339   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6805   0  945 3339   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6806  27  972 3261   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6807 102 1074 3261   OPM SEA NITEOPS  1ST ARMY   FORT BELVOIR     AMC
6808 109 1183 WAAVD0 COD 227ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6809 101 1284 WAAVD0 COD 227ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6810   0 1284 WAAVD0 COD 227ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6811   0 1284 WC5GAA 610 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
6812   0 1284 WC5GAA 610 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
6901   0 1284 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6902   0 1284 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6903   0 1284 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6904   0 1284 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6905   0 1284 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6906   2 1286 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6907   9 1295 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6908   0 1295 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6909  77 1372 WALZB0 TRPB 25AVBN25IN  VIETNAM                     RVN
6910  65 1437 WALZB0 TRPB 25AVBN25IN  VIETNAM                     RVN
6911  63 1500 WALZB0 TRPB 25AVBN25IN  VIETNAM                     RVN
6912 130 1630 WALZB0 TRPB 25AVBN25IN  VIETNAM                     RVN
7001  80 1710 WALZB0 TRPB 25AVBN25IN  VIETNAM                     RVN
7002  85 1795 WALZB0 TRPB 25AVBN25IN  VIETNAM                     RVN
7003  65 1860 WALZB0 TRPB 25AVBN25IN  VIETNAM                     RVN
7004  58 1918 WALZB0 TRPB 25AVBN25IN  VIETNAM                     RVN
7005  37 1955 WALZB0 TRPB 25AVBN25IN  VIETNAM                     RVN
7006  70 2025 WALZB0 TRPB 25AVBN25IN  VIETNAM                     RVN
7007  13 2038 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7008  45 2083 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7009  27 2110 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7010  41 2151 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7011  11 2162 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7012  13 2175 WFJGAA 282 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7101  37 2212 WFJGAA 282 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7102  31 2243 WFJGAA 282 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7103  38 2281 WFJGAA 282 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7104  14 2295 WFJGAA 282 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7105  31 2326 WFJGAA 282 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7106  29 2355 WFJGAA 282 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7107   1 2356 WFJGAA 282 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7108  49 2405 WFJGAA 282 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7109  44 2449 WFJGAA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7110  26 2475 WFJGAA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7111  29 2504 WFJGAA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7112  34 2538 WFJGAA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7201  64 2602 WC08AA 135 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7202   0 2602 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM
7203   0 2602 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM
7204   0 2602 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM
7205   0 2602 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM
7206   0 2602 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM
7207   0 2602 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7208   0 2602 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7209   0 2602 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7210   0 2602 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7211   0 2602 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7212   0 2602 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7301   4 2606 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7302   0 2606 W2WJAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7303  29 2635 W04TAA AVN TEST BOARD   3RD ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TECOM
7304  87 2722 W04TAA AVN TEST BOARD   3RD ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TECOM
7305  27 2749 W04TAA AVN TEST BOARD   3RD ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TECOM
7306  31 2780 W04TAA AVN TEST BOARD   3RD ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TECOM
7307  31 2811 W04TAA AVN TEST BOARD   1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TECOM
7308  28 2839 W04TAA AVN TEST BOARD   1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TECOM
7309  12 2851 W04TAA AVN TEST BOARD   1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TECOM
7310   0 2851 W04TAA AVN TEST BOARD   1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TECOM
7311   0 2851 W04TAA AVN TEST BOARD   1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TECOM
7312   0 2851 W04TAA AVN TEST BOARD   1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TECOM
7401   0 2851 W04TAA AVN TEST BOARD   1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TECOM
7402  33 2884 W04TAA AVN TEST BOARD   1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TECOM
7403  75 2959 W04TAA AVN TEST BOARD   1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TECOM
7404  25 2984 W04TAA AVN TEST BOARD   1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TECOM
7405  14 2998 W04TAA AVN TEST BOARD   1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TECOM
7409   9 3045 W04TAA AVN TEST BOARD   1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TECOM
7410   3 3048 W04TAA AVN TEST BOARD   1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TECOM
7411   1 3049 W04TAA AVN TEST BOARD   1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TECOM
7412  12 3061 WRHXAA 300TH AVN CO     5TH ARMY   FORT WORTH       RESV
7501   0 3061 WRHXAA 300TH AVN CO     5TH ARMY   FORT WORTH       RESV
7502   4 3065 WRHXAA 300TH AVN CO     5TH ARMY   FORT WORTH       RESV
7503   3 3068 WRHXAA 300TH AVN CO     5TH ARMY   FORT WORTH       RESV
7504   5 3073 WRHXAA 300TH AVN CO     5TH ARMY   FORT WORTH       RESV
7505   0 3073 WRHXAA 300TH AVN CO     5TH ARMY   FORT WORTH       RESV
7506   8 3081 WRHXAA 300TH AVN CO     5TH ARMY   FORT WORTH       RESV
7507   0 3081 WRHXAA 300TH AVN CO     5TH ARMY   FORT WORTH       RESV
7508   2 3083 WRHXAA 300TH AVN CO     5TH ARMY   FORT WORTH       RESV
7509   4 3087 WRHXAA 300TH AVN CO     5TH ARMY   FORT WORTH       RESV
7510   7 3094 WRHXAA 300TH AVN CO     5TH ARMY   FORT WORTH       RESV
7511   5 3099 WRHXAA 300TH AVN CO     5TH ARMY   FORT WORTH       RESV
7512   3 3102 WRHXAA 300TH AVN CO     5TH ARMY   FORT WORTH       RESV



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