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Historical Data Display for Aircraft 66-16122

Model: UH-1H
Date Purchased: Mar 1967
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From Jan 1971 To Dec 1971
Flight Hours: Beginning 1,132 / Ending 1,671 -> Hours Flown: 539

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 31 Jul 1967
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1
Accident case number: 670731041
Unit: USARV FLT DET
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 470
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 MAURER CJ

Accident Summary:

Picked up to hover and hit revetment with stinger and tail boom.

Date: 22 Sep 1967
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1
Unit: BELL HCPTR
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
Unknown this helicopter was Landing at 0010 feet and UNK 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 Cockpit
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, HYDRAULIC SYS
Casualties = YES . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any 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, 73733 ()

Date: 04 Jan 1968
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1
Unit: ARADMAC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO THEATER
for Troop Extraction , Hot Area.
While in PickUp Zone this helicopter was on the Ground at 0000 feet and 000 knots.
Cambodia
Helicopter took 13 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (81MM RR, 7.62MM,)
The helicopter was hit in the Left Side causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: ENGINE, LDG GEAR, PERSONNEL, STRUCTURE, FLT CONTROLS, ELECTRICAL SYS, TAIL ROTOR
Casualties = 02 WIA . .
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: LNNF, DYNAL, FM232, CRAFX (Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. )

Date: 30 Apr 1969
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 369
Accident case number: 690430221
Unit: 283 MED DET
The station for this helicopter was Qui Nhon in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 2780
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W1 WILLETT AL
IP O4 SPRUIELL JB

Accident Summary:

On 30 April 1969, at approximately 0900, Major Spruiell (IP), WO1 Allen Willett (pilot), and crew departed the 283rd and proceeded to the Holloway Hover and Transition Area to complete an aircraft commander check ride. They landed at approximately 0910 hours and put the crew off to stand by with a fire extinguisher. Major Spruiell demonstrated the first straight-in autorotation to Mr. Willett. he noticed that the aircraft terminated its ground slides shorter than what was expected. Mr. Willett then performed the second autorotation. Major Spruiell said that it was an excellent autorotation. the aircraft touched down level, did not hit hard, and did not bounce. From the initial touchdown point the skid marks were continuous along the ground, about 15-20 feet in length. As the aircraft was terminating its ground slide and losing momentum, it seemed the clay surface stopped the slide abruptly. As a result, the crosstubes rotated in the belly attaching point, snapping the bracer at the skid attaching points and the aircraft settled gently to the ground, upright, on its belly. This happened at approximately 0925 hours. Length and depth of skid marks indicated that this was a normal autorotation.

Aircraft Assignment History

DateUnitAreaPostCountry
67-03DIROF SUP TRAN6TH ARMYSHARPE GDAVCOM
67-04DIROF SUP TRAN6TH ARMYSHARPE GDAVCOM
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
68-01ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-02ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-03ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
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
68-09283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
68-10283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
68-11283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
68-12283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
69-01283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
69-02283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
69-03283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
69-04283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
69-05283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
69-06283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
69-07283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
69-08283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
69-09283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
69-10283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
69-11283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
69-12283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
70-01283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
70-02283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
70-03283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
70-04283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
70-05283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
70-06283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
70-07283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
70-08283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
70-09283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
70-10283 MED DET HAVIETNAMRVN
70-11608 TRANS COVIETNAMRVN
70-12608 TRANS COVIETNAMRVN
71-0171 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-0271 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-0371 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-0471 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-0571 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-0671 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-0771 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
71-0871 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
71-09A 123RD AVN BNVIETNAMRVN
71-10608 TC DSVIETNAMRVN
71-11608 TC DSVIETNAMRVN
71-121 1 CAV D TRPVIETNAMRVN
72-01NAVAL AIR CTRLOANPATUXENTAVSCOM
72-02NAVAL AIR CTRLOANPATUXENTAVSCOM
72-03NAVAL AIR CTRLOANPATUXENTAVSCOM
72-04NAVAL AIR CTRLOANPATUXENTAVSCOM
72-05NAVAL AIR CTRLOANPATUXENTAVSCOM
72-06NAVAL AIR CTRLOANPATUXENTAVSCOM
72-07NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-08NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-09NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-10NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-11NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-1285TH DIV TRNG5TH ARMYCHICAGORESV
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