Helicopter UH-1H 69-15539

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 69-15539
The Army purchased this helicopter 0770
Total flight hours at this point: 00001368
Date: 10/20/71
Accident case number: 711020091 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 = 2 . . Passengers = 1
costing 244345
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:
P O3 DUNIGAN TR
IP W2 MONTI TJ

Passengers:
LC LOCAL, LCO, G;


Accident Summary:

IP WAS DEMONSTRATING A NORMAL AUTOROTATION TO A PILOT DURING CHECKRIDE. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED TAIL LOW. THE TAIL ROTOR BLADES AND 90 DEGREE GEARBOX SEPARATED FROM THE UH1H. AIRCRAFT SPUN RIGHT AS THE TAIL BOOM WAS SEVERED. MAIN ROTOR BLADES IMPACTED GROUND AND WERE SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT THEN THE TRANSMISSION WAS THROWN FROM THE AIRCRAFT. UH1H LANDED ON ITS LEFT SIDE AND SLID TO A STOP.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 69-15539
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 0770.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
7007   0    0 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
7008  22   22 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
7009 117  139 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
7010 121  260 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
7011 124  384 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
7012 124  508 WC08AA 135 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
7101  57  565 WC08AA 135 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7102  79  644 WC08AA 135 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7103 141  785 WC08AA 135 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7104 145  930 WC08AA 135 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7105 151 1081 WC08AA 135 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7106  54 1135 WC08AA 135 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7107  34 1169 WC08AA 135 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7108  45 1214 WC08AA 135 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7109  89 1303 WC08AA 135 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7110  65 1368 WC08AA 135 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN



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VHPA Head Quarters or Gary Roush or Mike Law


Printed from databases on: 08/27/00

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