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Historical Data Display for Aircraft 66-00588

Model: UH-1C
Date Purchased: Sep 1966
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From Aug 1968 To Aug 1970
Flight Hours: Beginning 1,011 / Ending 2,121 -> Hours Flown: 1,110

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 16 Jul 1967
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 529
Accident case number: 670716041
Unit: 2 SIG
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 0
costing 1000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 DENNISON G
P O2 STEVENSON JB
CE E4 EBERT M
G E4 MARKASIE P

Accident Summary:

While the aircraft was on a firing run, a rocket on the left side of the aircraft exited the firing tube and exploded outside the pilot door. Damage was caused by mortar head failure.

Date: 17 Feb 1969
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,208
Accident case number: 690217011
Unit: 71 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 2653
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 SUBER JW
P W1 BANDINI VJ

Accident Summary:

Acft had been refueled in a large ushaped revetment. As AC was backing out rpm bled to 5800. AC decided to turn acft 180 degrees so he could hover out of revetment t/r struck revetment causing dmg to t/r & 90 & 42 dgb.

Date: 29 Mar 1969
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,264
Accident case number: 690329011
Unit: 71 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 303
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 MCHUGH KC

Accident Summary:

During T/O left skid caught on PSP causing incidental damage.

Date: 29 May 1969
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,345
Accident case number: 690529181
Unit: 71 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 2
costing 103509
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 BANDINI VJ
P W1 POWELL WA
CE E5 CURRY MC
G *** CAMERON DM

Passengers:
UNK UNK, LCO, G; UNK UNK, FCO, G;


Accident Summary:

The aircraft was flying at approximately 370' AGL in slot position of a heavy fire team, when a change in the tone of the engine brought the pilot and aircraft commander's attention to the instruments. The rotor RPM was dropping through 6000 RPM, autorotation was initiated. Airspeed was 100 knots indicated. Gas producer read 65%. The aircraft commander believed he was experiencing a low side governor failure. He made a radio transmission to that effect. During the transmission the aircraft commander noted the EGT was fluctuating between 800 c and 1000 c. He changed his diagnosis, radioed his lead he was putting the aircraft down, and tried to jettison his rocket pods. The pilot remained on the controls. After a couple of attempts only one rocket pod, the left pod, would jettison. Upon termination of autorotative approach the aircraft touched down on rear of skids, main rotor flexing and severing the tail rotor drive shaft. The aircraft had a ground of 2 or 3 feet. The touchdown point was a slightly sloping piece of ground with 2 foot shrubbery. the aircraft landed down the slope.

Aircraft Assignment History

DateUnitAreaPostCountry
66-10DIROF SUP TRAN6TH ARMYSHARPE GDSUPMACOM
66-112D SIGNAL GRPVIETNAMRVN
66-122D SIGNAL GRPVIETNAMRVN
67-012D SIGNAL GRPVIETNAMRVN
67-022D SIGNAL GRPVIETNAMRVN
67-032D SIGNAL GRPVIETNAMRVN
67-042D SIGNAL GRPVIETNAMRVN
67-052D SIGNAL GRPVIETNAMRVN
67-062D SIGNAL GRPVIETNAMRVN
67-072D SIGNAL GRPVIETNAMRVN
67-082D SIGNAL GRPVIETNAMRVN
67-092D SIGNAL GRPVIETNAMRVN
67-102D SIGNAL GRPVIETNAMRVN
67-112D SIGNAL GRPVIETNAMRVN
67-122D SIGNAL GRPVIETNAMRVN
68-012D SIGNAL GRPVIETNAMRVN
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
68-0871STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-0971STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-1071STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-1171STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-1271STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0171STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0271STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0371STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0471STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0571STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0671STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0771STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0871STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0971STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-1071STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-1171STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-1271STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
70-0171 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0271 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0371 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0471 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0571 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0671 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0771 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0871 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-09ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
70-10ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
70-11ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
70-12ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
71-01ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVSCOM
71-02ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVSCOM
71-03117 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-04117 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-05117 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-06117 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-07117 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
71-08117 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
71-09117 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
71-10117 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
71-11117 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
71-12117 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
72-01117 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
72-02117 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
72-05DIR MAINT1ST ARMYNEW CUMBERLANDAMC
72-06DIR MAINT1ST ARMYNEW CUMBERLANDAMC
72-07DIR MAINT1ST ARMYNEW CUMBERLANDAMC
72-08ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVSCOM
72-09ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVSCOM
72-10ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVSCOM
72-11ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVSCOM
72-12NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
73-01NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
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73-03NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
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