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Historical Data Display for Aircraft 64-13668

Model: UH-1D
Date Purchased: Jun 1965
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From Oct 1966 To Sep 1967
Flight Hours: Beginning 943 / Ending 1,883 -> Hours Flown: 940

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 05 Nov 1965
Description:
Accident case number: 0D136 Fatality Accident
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 15000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 NUTT ML
P O4 TOSO NC
CE E3 BUFF TC
G E3 MORRIS R

Date: 19 Nov 1965
Description:
Accident case number: 0D307 Substantial Damage Accident
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 84010
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 FRAIN PV
P W1 STANLEY ME
CE E5 NAVE SN
G E5 BRINK E

Date: 05 Apr 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 Landing at 0005 feet and 005 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: STRUCTURE, LDG GEAR
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, 00086, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report.)

Date: 01 Oct 1966
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,055
Unit: 71 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was an Unknown mission
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and 080 knots.
Not Reported
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 Left Side
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE, LDG GEAR
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, 00706, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report.)

Date: 19 Jun 1967
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,604
Unit: 71 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Rescue of Persons
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at 0400 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 Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: ARMAMENT
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, 72923 ()

Date: 28 Dec 1968
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 2,085
Incident number: 681228091ACD Accident case number: 681228091 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: HHC 10 CAB
The station for this helicopter was Dong Ba Thin in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: AQ814056
Number killed in accident = 5 . . Injured = 7 . . Passengers = 8
costing 556954
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 MAJ MCDONALD WILLIAM EARL JR KIA
P WO1 SHANG DONALD J KIA
CE SFC WRIGHT JAMES GREER SR KIA
G E6 GENTRY BG

Passengers:
SSG MCGUIRE WILLIAM EDGAR, AR, PX, KIA; W1 FL SCHIKORA, PAX, D; E6 GI BEADLE, PAX, D; O2 KJ HUISMAN, PAX, D; O2 MH VACURA, PAX, D; WO1 PUGH RICHARD CARL, PP, KIA; E4 TD HARRINGTON, PAX, D; W1 B MCCULLOUGH, PAX, D;


Accident Summary:

At 0845 hours, 28 Dec 68, the commanding officer of the 155th Assault Helicopter Company Drove Major McDonald to his aircraft. At this time, he checked the aricraft's fuel quantity gauge in order to ascertain that his POL section had refueled the aircraft. He noted that the aircraft had 1,200 pounds of fuel. He then bid farewell to Major McDonald and returned to his orderly room. At 0912 hours, 28 Dec 68, Maj McDonald called for departure instructions from the north SOD, Ban Me Thout City Field. The aircraft took off in a northeasterly direction over a rubber tree plantation. The aircraft had travelled approximately 1,000 meters from takeoff when it crashed.

This record was last updated on 01/24/99

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
67-0771STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
67-0871STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
67-0971STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
67-1079 TRANS COVIETNAMRVN
67-1179 TRANS COVIETNAMRVN
67-12INTRANSITIN TRANSITAVCOMCTR
68-01ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-02355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
68-03355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
68-04BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
68-05355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
68-06355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
68-07OPM SEA NITEOPS1ST ARMYFORT BELVOIRAMC
68-08HHD 44 ENG GPTHAILANDPACIFIC
68-09HHC 10 AVN BNVIETNAMRVN
68-10HHC 10 AVN BNVIETNAMRVN
68-11HHC 10 AVN BNVIETNAMRVN
68-12HHC 10 AVN BNVIETNAMRVN