Helicopter UH-1C 66-15123

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15123
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000554
Date: 03/08/68
Unit: 355 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 1000 feet and 090 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 Elevator
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, 06808 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15123
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000717
Date: 06/13/68
Unit: 355 AVN
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YS296927
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


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15123
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000717
Date: 06/13/68
Accident case number: 680613181 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 135 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Di An in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 4 . . Passengers = 0
costing 216914
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC X1 LEAK JM
P X1 CRAIG AJ
CE E5 ABLOS JW
G X2 GREEN DJ

Accident Summary:

The pilot experienced complete cyclic failure between 1700 feet and 2000 feet. The aircraft rotated numerous times through 360 degree turns before striking the jungle canopy

This record was last updated on 04/14/97


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15123
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 0567.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6705  14   14 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6706  28   42 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6707  25   67 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6708  41  108 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6709   0  108 WFM9AA 135 AVN CO       4THARMY    FORT HOOD        4TH ARMY
6710   7  115 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6711  96  211 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6712  79  290 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6801  21  311 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6802 135  446 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6803 108  554 3380   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6804  92  646 3380   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6805  71  717 3380   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6806   0  717 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN



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