Helicopter UH-1D 66-01202

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-01202
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000351
Date: 12/27/67
Accident case number: 671227021 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 135 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Di An in South Vietnam
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 W1 SWINFORD MV
P W1 SMITH DD
CE E5 SNYDER PJ

Accident Summary:

While in a staggered left formation just prior to touch down, a large piece of canvas blew up into the tail rotor. The tail boom severed from the aircraft causing it to crash and roll on its left side.


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-01202
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 0267.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6702   0    1 W0Y6AA TRAN MDMHELCO S  ALASKA                      ALASKA
6703   0    1 W0Y6AA TRAN MDMHELCO S  ALASKA                      ALASKA
6704  16   17 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6705  25   42 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6706  28   70 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6707  31  101 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6708  45  146 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6709   0  146 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6710   1  147 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6711 154  301 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6712  50  351 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN



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VHPA Head Quarters or Gary Roush or Mike Law


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