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Historical Data Display for Aircraft 64-13611

Model: UH-1D
Date Purchased: Apr 1965
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From Jan 1968 To Apr 1968
Flight Hours: Beginning 1,390 / Ending 1,595 -> Hours Flown: 205

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 19 Dec 1966
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,024
Unit: 173 ABN
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 on the Ground at 0000 feet and 000 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: FUEL SYS
It is unknown or not reported if the self sealing fuel tank developed a leak.
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 501.50
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00960, FM232 ()

Date: 16 Jan 1967
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,138
Unit: 335 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at 0100 feet and 080 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 Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The self sealing fuel tank developed a large leak.
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, 72094 ()

Date: 28 May 1969
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 2,418
Accident case number: 690528311
Unit: 128 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Phu Loi in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 13737
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 DRAKE MH
P W1 BOURGOYNE RN
CE E4 LAYTON RK
G E4 HUFF JA

Accident Summary:

After starting the aircraft and making the preflight checks the AC received clearance from the crewchief and a thumbs up from the gunner. The aircraft commander picked the aircraft up to a hover, backed out of the revetment, and proceeded to hover to the active. While hovering forward, the crewchief noticed that he had a hot mike. While in the process of fixing his floor button he tried to communicate with the gunner. At this time he noticed that the gunner could neither receive or transmit. The AC was instructed to hold for further clearance for a 310 degree departure. The aircraft was being hovered between a 20 foot opening in the fence. A gust of wind caught the tail and swung it to the right. Before the AC could take corrective action the stinger and tail rotor came in contact with an 8 ft high steel fence pole 4 inches in diameter. Both blades struck the fence and pole. One blade came off and landed in the barbed wire. The unbalanced condition of the remaining blade caused the 90 gearbox to separate from the tailboom. As soon as the aircraft commander heard the tail hit the post he rolled off the throttle and executed a hovering autorotation. The aircraft was heading 045 degrees before the twil swung 30 to the right to impact the fence. After hitting the fence the aircraft rotated 240 to the right and ended up facing 260. The aircraft rocked on the skids, and the twisting action upon impact caused some damage to the bottom of the aircraft.

Date: 19 Sep 1969
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 2,519
Accident case number: 690919221
Unit: 118 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Binh Hoa in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 75940
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 MILLER CE
P O2 PETULLO TP

Accident Summary:

The aircraft departed baria, coordinates us 407615, on a direct combat support mission. The mission was to carry two members of a macv inspector general team from baria to hotel 3 in saigon, coordinates xs 199953. Take-off from baria was at 1620 hours on 19 september 1969. Enroute saigon, the engine tachometer failed for the second time during the day. No noticeable loss of power occurred. At this time, the aircraft was on a heading of 315 degrees approaching the keyhole formed by the song saigon river east of saigon. As it neared the keyhole, the aircraft commander called his company's operations and told them to have their maintenance aircraft meet him at hotel 3. Upon completion of his radio call, both the aircraft commander and the pilot noticed a small loss of rotor rpm down to between 315 and 320 rpm. Since leaving baria, the aircraft commander had also monitored an eight degree rise in transmission oil temperature, but it was still within safe operating limits. The aircraft commander felt a vibration and heard what sounded like metal grinding. When this happened, he took control of the aircraft from the pilot, called his operations, and told them he was landing at the water plant to his north. He turned right to a heading of 025 degrees, and paralleled highway 316 approaching the water plant. As he made this turn, he lowered the collective pitch slightly and the rotor rpm increased momentarily, then dropped to 300 rpm. The aircraft commander then turned left to a heading of 300 degrees and decided to put the aircraft on the ground immediately. He began his approach into an area of rice paddies from an indicated altitude of 400 feet. As he continued his approach, he and the pilot monitored a steady decay of rotor rpm. The approach appeared normal until an altitude of 75 feet. At this height, the pilot monitored a rotor rpm reading of approximately 200 rpm and the aircraft fell through to a rice paddy resulting in a hard landing.

Aircraft Assignment History

DateUnitAreaPostCountry
66-10HQ 173AIRBN BDEVIETNAMRVN
66-11HQ 173AIRBN BDEVIETNAMRVN
66-12HQ 173AIRBN BDEVIETNAMRVN
67-01335 AVN COVIETNAMRVN
67-02335 AVN COVIETNAMRVN
67-03335 AVN COVIETNAMRVN
67-04335 AVN COVIETNAMRVN
67-05335 AVN COVIETNAMRVN
67-06335 AVN COVIETNAMRVN
67-07335 AVN COVIETNAMRVN
67-08BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
67-09BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
67-10BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
67-11355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
67-12355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
68-0171STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-0271STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-0371STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-0471STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-05ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-06ARADMACIN STORAGENAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-07ARADMACIN STORAGENAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-08ARADMACIN STORAGENAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-09ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-10128 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-11128 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-12128 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-01128 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-02128 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-03128 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-04128 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-05128 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-06605 TRANS CO DSVIETNAMRVN
69-07605 TRANS CO DSVIETNAMRVN
69-08118 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-09165 TC DS 34 GPVIETNAMRVN
69-10ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
69-11ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
69-12ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
70-01ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
70-02ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
70-03ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
70-04BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-05BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-06BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-07BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-08BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-09BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-10BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-1156 AVN DETGERMANYCOMZ
70-12HHB 32 AAD CMDGERMANY7TH ARMY
71-01HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
71-02HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
71-03HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
71-04HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
71-05HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
71-06HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
71-07HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
71-08HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
71-09HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
71-10HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
71-11HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
71-12HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
72-01HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
72-02HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
72-03HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
72-04HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
72-05HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
72-06HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
72-07HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
72-08HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
72-09HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
72-10HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
72-11HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
72-12HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
73-01HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
73-02HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
73-03HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
73-04HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
73-05HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
73-06HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
73-07HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
73-08HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
73-09HHB 32 AADCOMGERMANYEUROPE
73-10USA PADGERMANYEUROPE
73-11NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
73-12ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVSCOM
74-01ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVSCOM
74-02ARADMACIN STORAGENAVAL AIR STNAVSCOM
74-03SUPPLY DIV5TH ARMYFORT KNOXTRADOC
74-04ARADMACIN STORAGENAVAL AIR STNAVSCOM
74-05INST MAINT FLT1ST ARMYFT CAMPBELLFORSCOM
74-05INST MAINT FLT1ST ARMYFT CAMPBELLFORSCOM
74-06INST MAINT FLT1ST ARMYFT CAMPBELLFORSCOM
74-09US ARMY DEPOT5TH ARMYCORPUS CHRISTIAMC
74-10US ARMY DEPOTIN MAINTCORPUS CHRISTIAVSCOM
74-11US ARMY DEPOTIN MAINTCORPUS CHRISTIAVSCOM
74-12US ARMY DEPOTIN MAINTCORPUS CHRISTIAVSCOM
75-01US ARMY DEPOTAWTG DISPCORPUS CHRISTIAVSCOM
75-02DIR OF SUPPLYIN TRANSITCORPUS CH ADAVSCOM
75-03DIR OF SUPPLYIN MAINTCORPUS CH ADAVSCOM
75-04DIR OF SUPPLYIN MAINTCORPUS CH ADAVSCOM
75-05DIR OF SUPPLYIN MAINTCORPUS CH ADAVSCOM
75-06NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
75-07NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
75-08NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
75-09NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
75-10NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
75-11NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
75-12NAT GUARDNAT GDZI