Helicopter UH-1H 68-15694

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15694
The Army purchased this helicopter 0569
Total flight hours at this point: 00001675
Date: 07/13/70
Accident case number: 700713211
Unit: 190 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Binh Hoa in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 31454
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W1 PETERSON D
IP W2 LEONARD RC

Accident Summary:

AT ABOUT 1615 HOURS, 13 JULY 1970, ^CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER LEONARD^ WAS ADMINISTERING A 90 DAY CHECK RIDE TO ^WARRANT OFFICER PETERSON^. THEY HAD COMPLETED THREE (3) AUTOROTATIONS, TWO (2) OF WHICH WERE PERFORMED BY ^MR. PETERSON^, UNSATISFACTORILY. THEY ELECTED TO TRY A FOURTH.\\ ^MR. PETERSON^ INITIATED THE AUTOROTATION AT 700 FEET INDICATED AND 80 KNOTS AIRSPEED. AT APPROXIMATELY 50 FEET, ^MR. PETERSON^ BEGAN AN EXCEEDINGLY TAIL LOW DECELERATION, AND PULLED PARTIAL PITCH, CAUSING THE RPM TO BLEED OFF. ^MR. LEONARD^ LOWERED THE COLLECTIVE, BUT AT TEN FEET THE RPM STILL WAS BELOW THE GREEN ARC. ^MR. PETERSON^ PULLED INITIAL PITCH AT THIS TIME, ATTEMPTING TO LEVEL THE AIRCRAFT, BUT BECAUSE OF THE ATTITUDE AND LOW RPM, THE AIRCRAFT FELL THROUGH, STRIKING THE TAIL ROTOR ON THE GROUND, SEVERING IT AND THE 90 DEGREE GEAR BOX FROM THE AIRCRAFT. ^MR. LEONARD^ THEN BOTTOMED THE PITCH, CAUSING A HARD LANDING FROM ABOUT THREE FEET. THE AIRCRAFT SLID APPROXIMATELY 3 FEET, COMING TO REST 20 FEET FROM THE POINT OF INITIAL CONTACT. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE AIRCRAFT TURNED TO THE RIGHT ABOUT 30 DEGREES FROM THE FLIGHT PATH.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15694
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 0569.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6905   0    0 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6906  21   21 WDUWAA 190 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6907 150  171 WDUWAA 190 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6908 190  361 WDUWAA 190 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6909 165  526 WDUWAA 190 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6910 154  680 WDUWAA 190 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6911 119  799 WDUWAA 190 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6912  97  896 WDUWAA 190 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7001 116 1012 WDUWAA 190 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7002 103 1115 WDUWAA 190 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7003 108 1223 WDUWAA 190 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7004 106 1329 WDUWAA 190 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7005 130 1459 WDUWAA 190 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7006 128 1587 WDUWAA 190 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7007  88 1675 WDUWAA 190 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7008  17 1692 WC7ZAA 155 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7009 101 1793 WC7ZAA 155 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7010 104 1897 WC7ZAA 155 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7011  94 1991 WC7ZAA 155 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7012   4 1995 WAAMB0 TRP B 3SQ 17CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7101  66 2061 WAAMA0 3 17 AC SQ A TP  VIETNAM                     RVN
7102  55 2116 WAAMA0 3 17 AC SQ A TP  VIETNAM                     RVN
7103  44 2160 WAAMAT 3 17 AC SQ A TP  VIETNAM                     RVN
7104  43 2203 WAAMAT 3 17 AC SQ A TP  VIETNAM                     RVN
7105  51 2254 WAAMAT 3 17 AC SQ A TP  VIETNAM                     RVN
7106  71 2325 WAAMAT 3 17 AC SQ A TP  VIETNAM                     RVN
7107  35 2360 WAAMAT 3 17 AC SQ A TP  VIETNAM                     RVN
7108  59 2419 WAAMAT 605 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN
7109  42 2461 WAAMAT 2 17 ACV C TRP   VIETNAM                     RVN
7110  78 2539 WAAMAT 2 17 ACV C TRP   VIETNAM                     RVN
7111  73 2612 WAAMAT 2 17 ACV C TRP   VIETNAM                     RVN
7112  23 2635 WAAMAT 388 TC CO        VIETNAM                     RVN
7201  49 2684 WC08AA 135 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7202   0 2684 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM
7203   0 2684 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM
7204   0 2684 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM
7205   0 2684 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM
7206   0 2684 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM
7207   1 2685 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM



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