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Historical Data Display for Aircraft 66-15142

Model: UH-1C
Date Purchased: May 1967
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From Jul 1968 To Nov 1968
Flight Hours: Beginning 197 / Ending 319 -> Hours Flown: 122

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 23 Nov 1968
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 319
Incident number: 681123081ACD Accident case number: 681123081 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 71 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 359914
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 WO1 LOFORTI PAUL ROSARIO KIA
C SP4 CLARK MICHAEL BURRISS KIA
TI SP5 CORNELL DONALD FREDERICK KIA

Accident Summary:

This flight was a test flight for a main rotor track. It was the fourth such flight performed by this pilot in this aircraft during the night of 22-23 November. On this flight the pilot took off to the northwest on runway 32. He climbed on the runway heading to an altitude of about 150 feet. Approximately one-half (1/2) kilometer from the end of the runway he made a right turn to crosswind maintaining 150 feet. He continued this course and altitude for approximately one (1) kilometer. He then started a descending right turn from which he did not recover. The turn, if completed would have positioned the aircraft on a right downwind. The aircraft struck the water and disappeared.

This record was last updated on 05/25/98

Aircraft Assignment History

DateUnitAreaPostCountry
67-05DIROF SUP TRAN6TH ARMYSHARPE GDAVCOM
67-06DIROF SUP TRAN6TH ARMYSHARPE GDAVCOM
67-07USARV FLT DETVIETNAMRVN
67-08BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
67-09BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
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
68-04BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
68-05355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
68-06355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
68-0771STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-0871STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-0971STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-1071STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-1171STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN