Helicopter UH-1D 66-01072

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-01072
The Army purchased this helicopter 1266
Total flight hours at this point: 00000612
Date: 03/22/68
Accident case number: 680322191 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 135 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Di An in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YT039239
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 3 . . Passengers = 0
costing 228554
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W2 CRABTREE SJ
P W1 GIBBONS WR
G E4 DAVID GB

Accident Summary:

The engine quit on takeoff and the rotor struck a tree at 25 feet. The main rotor blade came off. The aircraft burned. Engine failure, cause unknown

This record was last updated on 01/31/97


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-01072
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   2    2 W0VC4B DIR SUP AC SOF   4TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6701  26   28 2065   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6702  33   61 2065   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6703  34   95 2065   POST SUPPLY      6TH ARMY   FORT ORD         6TH ARMY
6704   4   99 WACUAA 1 ARMD DIV       4TH ARMY   FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6705  10  109 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6706  22  131 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6707  38  169 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6708  34  203 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6709   0  203 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6710   4  207 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6711  43  250 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6712 151  401 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6801 108  509 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6802 103  612 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN



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