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Historical Data Display for Aircraft 66-00496

Model: UH-1B
Date Purchased: Jun 1966
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From Oct 1966 To Nov 1966
Flight Hours: Beginning 54 / Ending 54 -> Hours Flown: 0

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 18 Aug 1966
Description:
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0200 feet and 100 knots.
Cambodia
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: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 87.50
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00492, FM232, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

Date: 27 Aug 1966
Description:
Incident number: G758ACD Accident case number: G758
Unit: A/501 AVN
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 241950
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 CW2 PERKINS WILLIAM DEWITT JR KIA
AC WO1 BANKS ROBERT LEE KIA
G SSG HOWELL RANDALL DUMON KIA
CE SP4 RUNNELLS EVERETT PORTER KIA

Accident Summary:

Burning aircraft sighted from air after impact. Investigation revealed non-standard bolts and nuts for installation of aircraft universal stores rack. Loss of top bolt caused other points to fail. XM-16 subsystem pivoted down and rearward striking tailboom which came off in flight.

This record was last updated on 05/25/98

Aircraft Assignment History

DateUnitAreaPostCountry
66-10A501ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
66-1171STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN