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Historical Data Display for Aircraft 67-17313

Model: UH-1H
Date Purchased: Mar 1968
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From Oct 1968 To Feb 1969
Flight Hours: Beginning 128 / Ending 689 -> Hours Flown: 561

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 24 Mar 1969
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 815
Accident case number: 690324291
Unit: 71 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 47303
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 JOHANNSEN SB
P W1 JACKSON DR
CE E4 REED GR
G E4 BROOKS SC

Passengers:
UNK UNK, GM, G;


Accident Summary:

Aircraft, UH-1H, SN 67-17313, and crew were assigned to the mission of command and control for the Fifth Special Forces at Da Nang. They were inbound for the Fifth Special Forces pad, 2 miles out for landing when the aircraft had the engine failure. They had descended from an altitude of 3500' and were flying low level in order to clear Da Nang's control zone. At the time of the accident the pilot was at the controls and the aircraft commander was making the appropriate radio calls for landing at the Fifth Special Forces pad. The pilot successfully autorotated the aircraft to a rice paddy after several applications of collective had been applied to clear unsuitable landing areas. Upon touchdown the aircraft struck an obscured dike and caused severe damage to said aircraft. Subsequent damage resulted. The arrcraft came to rest after a short ground run in an upright position. The forward air speed at the time of the impact was approximately 10-15 kts.

Date: 05 Jan 1971
Description:
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: WT096322
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: VNAF (South Vietnamese Air Force. )
Loss to Inventory

Aircraft Assignment History

DateUnitAreaPostCountry
68-03355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
68-04BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
68-0579 TRANS COVIETNAMRVN
68-06ARADMACIN STORAGENAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-07ARADMACIN STORAGENAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-08ARADMACIN STORAGENAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-09ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
68-1071STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-1171STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-1271STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0171STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0271STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-03142 TC DSVIETNAMRVN
69-04ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
69-05ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVCOM
69-06BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
69-07BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
69-08BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
69-09BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
69-10BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
69-11BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
69-12BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-01BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-02BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-03BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-04BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-05BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-06BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-07BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
70-08BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM