890

Historical Data Display for Aircraft 65-09890

Model: UH-1D
Date Purchased: May 1966
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From Oct 1966 To Sep 1967
Flight Hours: Beginning 285 / Ending 1,292 -> Hours Flown: 1,007

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 16 Aug 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 at Hover at 0010 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)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section
Systems damaged were: GEAR BOX, ELECTRICAL SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 1284.52
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00486, FM232, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report.)

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 0020 feet and 080 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: STRUCTURE, LDG GEAR
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 17.50
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00634, FM232, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report.)

Date: 29 Sep 1966
Description:
Accident case number: G575
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 16854
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC HENNIGAN W
P OQUINN D

Accident Summary:

TR STRUCK TREE IN PZ LANDED HARD IN WATER PZ WAS UNDER HOSTILE FIRE AT TIME OF ACCIDENT

Date: 05 Jan 1967
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 543
Unit: 71 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
Unknown this helicopter was Landing 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 Tail Section
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter made a Precautionary Landing. Aircraft took off, fully flight capable.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Aircraft inspected and found to be in flyable condition
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P2, 72017 ()

Date: 22 Feb 1967
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 655
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 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)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section
Systems damaged were: FLT CONTROLS
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft was capable of one time flight.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some 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, 72247 ()

Date: 19 Aug 1967
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,292
Unit: 71 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply , to Forward Area.
Unknown this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0120 feet and 050 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 Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
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, 73483 ()

Date: 12 Sep 1967
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,292
Unit: 71 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO THEATER
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
Unknown this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0020 feet and 010 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 3 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (MINE)
The helicopter was hit in the Passenger Cargo Section causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = YES . .
The helicopter made a Forced 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: UH1P2, 73642 ()

Date: 01 Dec 1968
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,604
Accident case number: 681201091 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 162 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Dong Tam in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XS222571
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 1
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 O2 NIEMI JA
P O2 LEGAULT MM

Passengers:
UNK UNK, PAX, D;


Accident Summary:

The 162nd Assault Aelicopter Company was operating combat assaults on 1 December with 10 slicks. The first flight of five entered the LZ and dropped off the troops without incident. Aircraft 890 was flying lead for the second flight of five. The aircraft was approaching the LZ from the southwest on a heading of 020 deg carrying six troops. LT. Niemi made his approach to a rice paddy and terminated at a three foot hover. He then turned parrallel to a rice paddy dike with a heading of 330 deg. At this time he was 13 feet to the left of the dike, he began to hover sideways toward the dike. Just prior to reaching the dike two of his passengers jumped off, causing the aircraft to rock from side to side. The rear of the right skid dug into the side of the dike. Niemi applied power to remove the embedded skid. The helicopter tilted to the right with the blades striking the water as it rolled on its side.

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
67-10335 TRANS COVIETNAMRVN
67-11ARADMAC4TH ARMYNAVAL AIR STAAVCOM
67-12ARADMAC4TH ARMYNAVAL AIR STAAVCOM
68-01ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-02ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-03ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
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
68-09162 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-10162 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-11162 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-12388 TRANS COVIETNAMRVN