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Historical Data Display for Aircraft 64-13568

Model: UH-1D
Date Purchased: Feb 1965
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From Oct 1966 To Jun 1967
Flight Hours: Beginning 1,112 / Ending 1,728 -> Hours Flown: 616

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 23 May 1966
Description:
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply , to Forward Area.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was Landing at 0025 feet and 010 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 3 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: FUEL SYS, MAIN ROTOR SYS, STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 6329.50
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00223, JSIDR, FM232 (Joint Services Incident Damage Report.)

Date: 14 Jul 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 0020 feet and 030 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (5.6MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Chin Bubble
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 471.00
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00391, FM232, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report.)

Date: 17 Jul 1966
Description:
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0000 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 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: FUEL SYS, ARMAMENT
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 546.00
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00399, FM232, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report.)

Date: 25 Sep 1966
Description:
Accident case number: G518
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 0
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC PRICE WH

Accident Summary:

Acft hit by enemy fire on to from LZ CC reported acft on fire. Landed extinguished fire. Bullet holes in fuel cell, eng compt, TR and TR gear box torn off.

Date: 26 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 0600 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, STRUCTURE, ENGINE, GEAR BOX, TAIL ROTOR
The self sealing fuel tank developed a leak.
The helicopter made an Emergency Landing. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00648, CRAFX (Crash Facts Message.)

Date: 20 Nov 1966
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,212
Unit: 71 AHC
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 0300 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 Tail Section
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 14.00
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00882, FM232, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report.)

Date: 15 Jun 1967
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,728
Unit: 71 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
Unknown 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 Cockpit
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = YES . .
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: UH1P2, 72897 ()

Date: 05 Jul 1967
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,728
Incident number: 670705081ACD Accident case number: 670705081 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 71 AHC
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 3 . . Injured = 13 . . Passengers = 13
costing 413954
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 WO1 MCDANIEL ROBERT THOMAS KIA
P W1 ROBINSON DL
CE E3 FALK RT
G E3 POWELL RL

Passengers:
E4 JA NEWTON, PAX, D; PFC ISBELL JAMES RUSSELL, AR, PX, KIA; E4 PA RYDER, PAX, D; PFC MATTHEWS JAMES ERICH, AR, PX, KIA; E4 WE ARNOLD, PAX, D; E3 NH WILLIAMS, PAX, D; E5 KC JANDI, OGY, D; E5 CM BOWER, OGY, D; E3 C RUIT, OGY, D; E5 J FRAZIER, OGY, D; E5 J UNDERHILL, OGY, D; E5 L BEAM, OGY, D; E3 TL FRYE, OGY, D;


Accident Summary:

After departing a pinnacle pick up zone, the aircraft lost RPM and lift crashing into an artillery position at the bottom of the hill. Exploding ammunition and fire destroyed the aircraft. Density altitude was a contributing factor.

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
67-0471STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
67-0571STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
67-0671STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN