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Historical Data Display for Aircraft 66-15088

Model: UH-1C
Date Purchased: Apr 1967
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From Oct 1968 To Apr 1969
Flight Hours: Beginning 293 / Ending 554 -> Hours Flown: 261

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 23 Dec 1967
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 226
Unit: 355 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
This was an Unknown mission
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK 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 Equipment Section
Systems damaged were: TRANSMISSION
Unknown impact on flight.
Unknown as to mission impact.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P2, 74555 ()

Date: 16 Feb 1968
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 291
Accident case number: 680216131
Unit: 355 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Long Binh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 2
costing 23312
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 GILBERT FL
P O2 PERKINS RC

Passengers:
UNK TWO, UNK, G; UNK UNK, LCO, G;


Accident Summary:

The aircraft was departing its home airfield on an emergency (scramble) combat mission. The hover out to the active was routine except that the pilot elected to use only 300 to 400 feet of the active. Take off was normal until the aircraft reached the end of the runway where a large amount of type m8a1 planking which was joined was not staked down in accordance with TB5-330-2. The rotorwash lifted the planking 2 to 3 feet where it struck the nose and left skid of the helicopter, jamming the anti-torque pedals to the point where no directional control was possible and the aircraft made two 360 degree turns and was landed with no further damage

This record was last updated on 01/05/97

Date: 29 Apr 1969
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 554
Unit: 71 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BT548065
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Aircraft Assignment History

DateUnitAreaPostCountry
67-04GEN SUPPLY DIV4THARMYRED RIVER ADAVCOM
67-05ARMY AVN DIV6TH ARMYDUGWAY PGTEVALCOM
67-0617 AVN CO5THARMYFORT RILEY5TH ARMY
67-0717 AVN CO5THARMYFORT RILEY5TH ARMY
67-0817 AVN CO5THARMYFORT RILEY5TH ARMY
67-0917 AVN CO5THARMYFORT RILEY5TH ARMY
67-10BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
67-11355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
67-12355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
68-01355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
68-02355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
68-03355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
68-04ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-05ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-06ARADMACIN STORAGENAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-07ARADMACIN STORAGENAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-08ARADMACIN STORAGENAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-09HHD 44 ENG GPTHAILANDPACIFIC
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