Helicopter UH-1H 66-16719

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16719
The Army purchased this helicopter 0867
Total flight hours at this point: 00000367
Date: 01/19/68
Accident case number: 680119091
Unit: C/227 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Bien Hoa in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 49161
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 BLAKE R
P O2 LISOWSKI JH

Accident Summary:

Aircraft was departing POL to check out problems indicated by chip detector light. At 40 knots, there was an explosion in the engine. The aircraft yawed left and RPM decreased. A hovering autorotation was executed with no problems. Landing caused damage to the undercarriage and skids of aircraft. Engine failed. Cause unknown

This record was last updated on 01/05/97


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16719
The Army purchased this helicopter 0867
Total flight hours at this point: 00002038
Date: 10/15/69
Accident case number: 691015221
Unit: 135 AHC
The station for this helicopter was My Tho in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 21607
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 FOX DO
P W1 ROBINSON GB

Accident Summary:

AT 1430 HOURS ON 15 OCTOBER 1969, AIRCRAFT 66-16719 DEPARTED MY PHOUC TAY (XS 203598) WITH SIX OTHER AIRCRAFT TO PERFORM EXTRACTIONS FOR THE 7TH ARVN DIVISION. AFTER COMPLETING THREE EXTRACTIONS FROM XS 075578 TO XS 075475, THE FLIGHT PROCEEDED TO XS 105620 TO EXTRACT TWO LIFTS TO XS 197502. AFTER COMPLETING THE FORTH EXTRACTION THE FLIGHT WAS ON ITS WAY BACK TO THE PZ FOR THE FIFTH EXTRACTION. ABOUT ONE MINUTE OUT OF THE PZ THE FLIGHT WENT TO TRAIL FORMATION. THE FLIGHT THEN STARTED ITS DESCENT INTO THE PZ FROM 1300 FEET, 90 TO 95 KNOTS AND 900 FEET PER MINUTE. THE LEAD SHIP WAS MAKING HIS APPROACH DIRECTLY TO THE LEFT OF HIS ELEMENT OF TROOPS. AIRCRAFT 719 WHICH WAS FLYING IN THE CHALK #2 POSITION WAS HOLDING A THREE ROTOR DISK SEPARATION. AS THE FLIGHT DESCENDED CLOSER TO THE PZ THEY STARTED TO SLOW DOWN. AT APPROXIMATELY 15 TO 25 FEET AND 40 KNOTS AIRCRAFT 719 WHICH WAS BEING FLOWN BY MR. ROBINSON, THE PILOT, STARTED TO FLARE TO DECREASE THE AIRCRAFT'S SPEED. THE PILOT HELD THE FLARE UNTIL THE AIRCRAFT WAS ALMOST AT A ZERO AIRSPEED. MR. ROBINSON THEN PROCEEDED TO PULL IN PITCH TO PREVENT THE AIRCRAFT FROM FALLING THROUGH. AT THE SAME MOMENT A LOUD POP WAS HEARD AND THE AIRCRAFT YAWED SWIFTLY TO THE RIGHT AND JUMPED UP ONE TO TWO FEET IN THE AIR. MR ROBINSON REALIZING WHAT HAD HAPPENED QUICKLY STARTED TO CLOSE THETHROTTLE TO PREVENT SPINNING. AT THE SAME TIME THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER MR. FOX, TOOK THE CONTROLS AND FINISHED CLOSING THE THROTTLE AND DOWNING COLLECTIVE TO THE BOTTOM. THE AIRCRAFT'S NOSE TURNED TO THE RIGHT AND SETTLED HARD IN ABOUT FOUR FEET OF WATER, 240 DEGREES FROM THE INTENDED HEADING OF 090 DEGREES WITH THE TAIL ROTOR FREE-WHEELING. THE CREW LEFT THE SHIP AND WERE PICKED UP BY CHALK #3 AND TAKEN TO MY PHOUC TAY TO WAIT UNTIL THE MISSION WAS COMPLETE AND THEN GET A RIDE TO BEARCAT, RVN.\\


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16719
Date: 02/10/73
South Vietnam
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: VNAF (South Vietnamese Air Force. )
Loss to Inventory


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16719
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 0867.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6708   7    7 WAAVA0 COA 227ASH 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6709  92   99 WAAVA0 COA 227ASH 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6710  78  177 WAAVA0 COA 227ASH 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6711  95  272 WAAVA0 COA 227ASH 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6712  95  367 WAAVA0 COA 227ASH 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6801   0  367 WAAVA0 COA 227ASH 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6802  31  398 WAAVA0 COA 227ASH 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6803   1  399 3448   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6804  46  445 3261   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6805  95  540 3261   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6806 101  641 3261   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6807 112  753 3261   OPM SEA NITEOPS  1ST ARMY   FORT BELVOIR     AMC
6808  86  839 WAAVB0 COB 227ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6809  94  933 WAAVB0 COB 227ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6810   0  933 WAAVB0 COB 227ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6811  32  965 WAAVB0 COB 227ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6812   0  965 WC5DAA 605 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6901  22  987 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6902  64 1051 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6903 132 1183 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6904 152 1335 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6905 113 1448 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6906 114 1562 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6907 128 1690 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6908 144 1834 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6909 114 1948 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6910  90 2038 WCLMAA 56 TRANS CO DS   VIETNAM                     RVN
6911   0 2038 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6912   0 2038 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7001   0 2038 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7002   0 2038 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7003   0 2038 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7004   0 2038 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7005   0 2038 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7006   0 2038 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7007   0 2038 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7008   0 2038 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7009   0 2038 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7010   0 2038 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7011   0 2038 WC5GAA 610 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
7012   1 2039 WC5GAA 610 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN



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