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Historical Data Display for Aircraft 66-16817

Model: UH-1H
Date Purchased: Sep 1967
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From Dec 1970 To Dec 1970
Flight Hours: Beginning 1,928 / Ending 1,942 -> Hours Flown: 14

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 24 Apr 1969
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,514
Accident case number: 690424101
Unit: A/229 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Tay Ninh in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 3700
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 STAUB HK

Accident Summary:

Acft taking off from PZ when M/R blades struck tree icdt dam

Date: 07 Sep 1970
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,904
Accident case number: 700907141
Unit: A/4 AVN 4 INF
The station for this helicopter was Pleiku in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 298
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P O5 SHELBY JL
CP O2 JIMENEZ M
CE E3 PERSON JW
G E6 GROSSWHITE WR

Accident Summary:

Tail rotor struck a stump in LZ.

Date: 03 Jan 1971
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,951
Accident case number: 710103061
Unit: 71 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 108954
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 WASSON TP
P W1 BEDFORD DJ
CE E4 HARTLEY CE

Accident Summary:

On 3 January 1971 about 1500 hours the pilot of aircraft 66-16817 took off from LZ West with a load of resupply for the Y63 element who were located at at 848263. The aircraft commander, Rattler 15, conteacted the Y63 elelment and called inbound and asked for smoke. Y63 element popped smoke and the aircraft commander confirmed it. The pilot flying made a high overhead into the LZ and made a good approach terminating at a hover. The LZ was a pinnacle type with elephant grass and was on a slope. Because of the wind direction and shape of the LZ the aircraft was headed into the slope upon termination. After the crew cleared the aircraft down and the toes of the skids touched down, the pilot lowered the collective rapidly causing the aircraft to rock back. The tail stinger hit the ground and bounced the aircraft up into a nose low altitude. The pilot tried to regain control of the aircraft and caused it to yaw to the right by pulling in power and not correcting for torque with pedals. The aircraft commander assumed that he had a tail rotor failure and initiated a hovering autorotation by rolling off the throttle while the aircraft was in a nose low altitude and was yawing to the right. The aircraft struck the ground causing damage to the nose and skids. The aircraft commander then shut down and he and the crew checked the entire aircraft for damage other than that to the nose and skids. After full inspection of the aircraft the aircraft commander decided that the aircraft was airworthy for a one time flight to Chu Lai. While enroute the aircraft commander decided to shut down at Hawk Hill where he called for maintenance. Maintenance looked the aircraft over, and a technical inspector decided it was airworthy and maintenance flew it back to Chu Lai. There were no injuries to the crew members and they all were wearing nomex suits in addition to other required protective gear.

Aircraft Assignment History

DateUnitAreaPostCountry
67-09COC 229ABAH1CAVVIETNAMRVN
67-10COC 229ABAH1CAVVIETNAMRVN
67-11COC 229ABAH1CAVVIETNAMRVN
67-12COC 229ABAH1CAVVIETNAMRVN
68-01355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
68-02COC 229ABAH1CAVVIETNAMRVN
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
68-08COC 229ABAH1CAVVIETNAMRVN
68-09COC 229ABAH1CAVVIETNAMRVN
68-10COC 229ABAH1CAVVIETNAMRVN
68-11COC 229ABAH1CAVVIETNAMRVN
68-12COC 229ABAH1CAVVIETNAMRVN
69-01COC 229ABAH1CAVVIETNAMRVN
69-02COC 229ABAH1CAVVIETNAMRVN
69-03COC 229ABAH1CAVVIETNAMRVN
69-04COC 229ABAH1CAVVIETNAMRVN
69-05COC 229ABAH1CAVVIETNAMRVN
69-06COC 229ABAH1CAVVIETNAMRVN
69-07COC 229ABAH1CAVVIETNAMRVN
69-0820 TRANS COVIETNAMRVN
69-09INTRANSITIN TRANSITAVCOMCTR
69-10ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
69-11ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
69-12ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
70-01ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
70-02ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
70-03ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
70-04BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-05BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-06BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-07BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-08A 4 AVN BN 4INFVIETNAMRVN
70-09A 4 AVN BN 4INFVIETNAMRVN
70-10A 4 AVN BN 4INFVIETNAMRVN
70-11AVN SEC EBD6TH ARMYFORT ORDCBTDVCOM
70-1271 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
71-01142 TC DSVIETNAMRVN
71-02AVSCOM FLT DET5TH ARMYST LOUISAVSCOM
71-03AVSCOM FLT DET5TH ARMYST LOUISAVSCOM
71-04AVSCOM FLT DET5TH ARMYST LOUISAVSCOM
71-05RED RIVER AD4TH ARMYRED RIVER ADAMC
71-06RED RIVER AD4TH ARMYRED RIVER ADAMC
71-07BEL HELBAILMENTFT WORTHAVSCOM
71-08BEL HELBAILMENTFT WORTHAVSCOM
71-09BEL HELBAILMENTFT WORTHAVSCOM
71-10BEL HELBAILMENTFT WORTHAVSCOM
71-11BEL HELBAILMENTFT WORTHAVSCOM
71-12BEL HELBAILMENTFT WORTHAVSCOM
72-01USAAVNSAVN SCHOOLFORT RUCKERCONARCAS
72-02USAAVNSAVN SCHOOLFORT RUCKERCONARCAS
72-03USAAVNSAVN SCHOOLFORT RUCKERCONARCAS
72-04USAAVNSAVN SCHOOLFORT RUCKERCONARCAS
72-05USAAVNSAVN SCHOOLFORT RUCKERCONARCAS
72-06USAAVNSAVN SCHOOLFORT RUCKERCONARCAS
72-07USAAVNSAVN SCHOOLFORT RUCKERCONARCAS
72-08USAAVNSAVN SCHOOLFORT RUCKERCONARCAS
72-09USAAVNSAVN SCHOOLFORT RUCKERCONARCAS
72-10USAAVNSAVN SCHOOLFORT RUCKERCONARCAS
72-11USAAVNSAVN SCHOOLFORT RUCKERCONARCAS
72-12USAAVNSAVN SCHOOLFORT RUCKERCONARCAS
73-01USAAVNSAVN SCHOOLFORT RUCKERCONARCAS
73-02USAAVNSAVN SCHOOLFORT RUCKERCONARCAS
73-03USAAVNSAVN SCHOOLFORT RUCKERCONARCAS
73-04USAAVNSAVN SCHOOLFORT RUCKERCONARCAS
73-05USAAVNSAVN SCHOOLFORT RUCKERCONARCAS
73-06USAAVNSAVN SCHOOLFORT RUCKERCONARCAS
73-07USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
73-08USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
73-09USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
73-10USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
73-11USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
73-12USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
74-01USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
74-02SUPPLY DIV1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOC
74-03SUPPLY DIV1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOC
74-04USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
74-05USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
74-09USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
74-10USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
74-11USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
74-12USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
75-01USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
75-02USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
75-03USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
75-04USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
75-05USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
75-06USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
75-07USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
75-09USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
75-10USAAVNS1ST ARMYFORT RUCKERTRADOCAS
75-11DIR OF SUPPLYIN MAINTCORPUS CH ADAVSCOM
75-12DIR OF SUPPLYIN STORAGECORPUS CH ADAVSCOM