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Historical Data Display for Aircraft 64-13563

Model: UH-1D
Date Purchased: Feb 1965
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From Oct 1966 To Mar 1967
Flight Hours: Beginning 1,312 / Ending 1,726 -> Hours Flown: 414

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 10 Jun 1965
Description:
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
Unknown this helicopter was Landing at 0500 feet and 060 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)
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
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: UH1P1, 01148, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report.)

Date: 03 Jan 1966
Description:
Accident case number: 0D510 Fatality Accident
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 650
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 OCONNELL W
P O3 TILTON WA
CE E3 STANLEY RL
G E3 BRANCH ER

Date: 18 Mar 1966
Description:
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0050 feet and 050 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 Tail Section
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
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: UH1P1, 00068, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report.)

Date: 20 May 1966
Description:
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0100 feet and UNK 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 Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 131.25
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00197, FM48 ()

Date: 22 Sep 1966
Description:
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0200 feet and 060 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 Skid
Systems damaged were: FLT CONTROLS, LDG GEAR, STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 52.50
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00635, FM232, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report.)

Date: 21 Nov 1966
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,509
Unit: 71 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Liaison
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 2000 feet and UNK 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 Top
Systems damaged were: FLT CONTROLS, STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 48.00
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00888, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

Date: 06 Feb 1967
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,726
Incident number: 670206121ACD Accident case number: 670206121 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 71 AHC
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 6 . . Injured = 4 . . Passengers = 6
costing 228554
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 WO1 ROBBINS WILLIAM JAY KIA
P O5 WATERBURY RA
CE E4 UPDEGROV JT
G PFC NOWACK THOMAS MICHAEL KIA

Passengers:
E6 CH MICHAUD, PAX, D; SGT ARMSTRONG EVERETT, AR, PX, KIA; PFC JOHNSON FRED ARTHUR, AR, PX, KIA; PFC SIMPSON CHESTER PAUL, AR, PX, KIA; SP4 CARRILLO GEORGE J JR, AR, PX, KIA; E3 RF MORELAND, PAX, D;


Accident Summary:

The lower left longeron failed at the battery shelf, at approximately station 243.8 while on short final. The tail section separated from the fuselage. The main fuselage continued on spinning and throwing men from the aircraft. The main rotor blade cut through the cockpit. The aircraft struck the ground and rolled several times. Analysis revealed the structural failure due to wear caused by the battery shelf

This record was last updated on 09/20/98

Aircraft Assignment History

DateUnitAreaPostCountry
66-10A501ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
66-1171STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
66-1271STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
67-0171STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
67-0271STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
67-0371STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN