Helicopter UH-1H 66-08575

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-08575
The Army purchased this helicopter 1267
Total flight hours at this point: 00001000
Date: 03/24/69
Accident case number: 690324151
Unit: 135 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Bear Cat in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 800
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 CONLEY MF

Accident Summary:

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-08575
The Army purchased this helicopter 1267
Total flight hours at this point: 00001342
Date: 07/19/69
Accident case number: 690719151 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 135 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Bear Cat in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 4 . . Passengers = 1
costing 245345
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 CONLEY MF
P W1 THOMSON TC
CE E5 ROGERS GD
G E4 MAHER JW

Passengers:
JR ROGERS, FCO, G;


Accident Summary:

AT APPROXIMATELY 0930 HRS ON 19 JULY 1969 A FLIGHT OF SEVEN AIRCRAFT IN SUPPORT OF THE 7TH ARVN DIVISION, DEPARTED AN AREA SOUTH OF DONG TAM AND FLEW TO DONG TAM FOR REFUELING. AFTER REFUELING, THE AIRCRAFT TOOK OFF FROM DONG TAM TO THE WEST AND REFORMED IN THE AIR INTO TWO FLIGHTS. THE FIRST FLIGHT OF FIVE IN A VEE TURNED LEFT AND FLEW OVER THE COMPOUND ON A HEADING OF EAST ENROUTE TO BINH DUC. THE SECOND FLIGHT OF TWO IN A TRAIL FLEW FURTHER TO THE WEST BEFORE TURNING LEFT AND CONSEQUENTLY FELL FURTHER TO THE REAR OF THE FIRST FLIGHT. THE LEAD OF THE FLIGHT OF TWO INCREASED HIS AIRSPEED TO APPROXIMATELY 90-100 K'S AND REMAINING AT 200 FT ALTITUDE, FLEW SOUTH TO THE RIVER THENCE EAST IN ORDER TO AVOID OVERFLYING THE COMPOUND (REF TAB 3). AFTER CLEARING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE COMPOUND THE FLIGHT OF TWO TURNED SLIGHTLY LEFT AND CONTINUED IN THIS HEADING UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THEY PASSED THE EAST-WEST ROAD BETWEEN DONG TAM AND MYTHO. THE FLIGHT OF TWO THEN TOOK UP A HEADING OF GENERALLY EAST, NORTH OF AND PARALLEL TO THE MY THO ROAD SETTING THEMSELVES UP FOR A LEFT DOWN-WIND TO BINH DUC AIRFIELD. PRESENT AIRSPEED WAS APPROXIMATELY 90-100 K'S, ALTITUDE APPROXIMATELY 200 FT. AT THIS TIME BOTH THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER AND THE PILOT HEARD A LOUD BANG FROM THE AREA OF THE ENGINE. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT HAD INITIALLY ENTERED AUTOROTATION AND THE A/C CONTINUED IN AUTOROTATION AND ALERTED THE CREW TO THIS FACT AND ALSO MADE A BLANKET CALL TO THE FACT THAT HE WAS GOING DOWN. SEEING ONLY TREES UNDER, TO THE LEFT, AND FORWARD OF HIS AIRCRAFT, THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER BANKED TO THE RIGHT WHEN HE NOTICED THE ROAD AND A CLEARING TO HIS RIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT CLEARED THE ROAD AND STRUCK THE GROUND IN THE OPEN AREA ON A HEADING OF APPROXIMATELY 110 DEGREES. UPON IMPACT THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED ABOUT 54 FT ON THE SAME HEADING, STRUCK THE GROUND AND BOUNCED ONCE MORE FOR A DISTANCE OF APPROXIMATELY 59 FT. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST ON A HEADING OF 165 DEGREES. THE TAIL BOOM WAS SEVERED FROM THE AIRCRAFT AND THE MAIN ROTOR HUB, WITH BLADES ATTACHED, WAS SEPARATED FROM THE MAST. THE LEAD SHIP OF THE FLIGHT OF TWO LANDED NEAR THE CRASH SITE AND EVACUATED THE CREW TO THE 3RD SURGICAL HOSPITAL AT DONG TAM.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-08575
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 1267.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6712   0    0 W0Y6AA INTRANSIT        IN TRANSIT                  AVCOMCTR
6801  93   93 1641   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6802 103  196 1641   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6803 142  338 1641   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6804  49  387 1641   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6805 109  496 1641   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6806 103  599 1641   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6807  60  659 1641   OPM SEA NITEOPS  1ST ARMY   FORT BELVOIR     AMC
6808 138  797 W0L808 USA FLT TNG CTR  AV SCH     FORT STEWART     CONARCAS
6809  78  875 W0L808 USA FLT TNG CTR  AV SCH     FORT STEWART     CONARCAS
6810  47  922 W0L808 USA FLT TNG CTR  AV SCH     FORT STEWART     CONARCAS
6811  11  933 W0L808 USA FLT TNG CTR  AV SCH     FORT STEWART     CONARCAS
6812   8  941 W0L808 USA FLT TNG CTR  AV SCH     FORT STEWART     CONARCAS
6901  11  952 W0MCAA RED RIVER AD     4TH ARMY   RED RIVER AD     AMC
6902   1  953 W0MCAA RED RIVER AD     4TH ARMY   RED RIVER AD     AMC
6903  47 1000 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6904 152 1152 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6905  68 1220 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6906 122 1342 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN



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