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Historical Data Display for Aircraft 67-17413

Model: UH-1H
Date Purchased: Apr 1968
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From Jun 1968 To Aug 1970
Flight Hours: Beginning 2 / Ending 3,003 -> Hours Flown: 3,001

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 05 May 1969
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,403
Accident case number: 690505381
Unit: 71 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 17417
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 JACKSON HA
P W1 WATERBURY JA
CE UNK MENGE JD
G UNK COCKFIELD HC

Passengers:
E8 MG BISHOB, PAX, G;


Accident Summary:

Aircraft, UH-1H SN 67-17413, and crew were assigned to the mission of command and control for the 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry. Prior to the accident the aircraft and crew had flown over 10 hours for the 196th Light Infantry Brigade. During this 10 hour period numerous missions of extreme emergency had been conducted by the command and control aircraft. Mr. Jackson and crew were giving assistance to a med evac aircraft when the 20 min fuel warning light came on with 300 lbs of fuel indicated on the fuel pressure gauge. After being assured that the med evac aircraft had completed the dust-off, Mr. Jackson broke station with approximately 200 lbs of fuel indicated. The aircraft was flown to LZ Professional in order to drop off the executive officer, Major Remner, for the 1/46. Mr. Jackson expeditiously started inbound for Hill 29 in order to refuel. It can be approximated that the aircraft had already flown over 10 min since the 20 min fuel warning light came on. It is approximately 15 nautical miles to Hill 29 from LZ Professional. The aircraft commander flew the aircraft at 6200 rpm and 99 knots in order to keep his fuel consumption at a minimum. About 2 miles out from Hill 29 the engine apparently stopped running momentarily. The first indication that the aircraft commander noted was that the left boost pump warning light came on. Shortly thereafter the engine quit. There was a successful autorotation to the rice fields performed. The aircraft commander managed to get off one may day call but he was not sure if the call was successful or not. Noticing that the engine was still running, the aircraft commander decided to try to make it to Hill 29. After climbing to approximately 200 feet and 70 knots, the engine quit due to lack of fuel. Once again a successful autorotation was performed. Subsequent damage occurred during landing. The aircraft was maneuvered to avoid striking a rice paddy dike with the skids. In doing so, the tail boom struck the dike causing a sudden stoppage of the tail rotor. The aircraft landed in an upright position and there was a 4 to 5 foot ground run at the time of impact. The normal procedures as far as mayday calls, evacuation, and aircraft security were employed. After negative radio contact and about 15 minutes at the crash scene, the aircraft commander had made the decision that he and one of the passengers, a master sergeant, would try to reach Hill 29, about one mile away, on foot. About the same time another aircraft from the same unit spotted the downed aircraft's distress smoke and immediately came in to make the rescue. The aircraft was secured for the remainder of the night by troops stationed at Hill 29. They used track vehicles to reach the downed aircraft and remained at the location until the aircraft was recovered the following morning.

Date: 07 May 1970
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 2,711
Accident case number: 700507061
Unit: 71 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 1459
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 DOUGHTY SW

Accident Summary:

Dur t/flt pwr check conducted 3000 ft eng quit ac entered auto lnd icdt dmg \ turbine failed

Date: 29 Jun 1970
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 2,844
Accident case number: 700629281 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 71 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 3
costing 10248
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 MCMAHON KR
P W1 IRBY WL
CE E4 GLASCO JR
G E4 DICE DB

Passengers:
GM MECHANIC, GM, G; X2 UNKNOWN, OGY, D; X2 UNKNOWN, OGY, A;


Accident Summary:

On the morning of 29 June 1970 at approximately 0830 hours, aircraft 413 departed Chu Lai enroute to Duc Lai enroute to Duc Pho for a combat assault with the 174th Assault Helicopter Company. After receiving a mission briefing, they departed Duc Pho in a formation flight and flew to the PZ which was LZ Dragon. After picking up eight (8) ARVN troops and reaching the intended LZ, the flight broke down into flights of two. aircraft 413 flew in the Bravo Flight trail position. He and his lead aircraft made their approach into the LZ and terminated at a hover. As WO McMahon hovered in the LZ, the gunner and crew chief continually checked the tail rotor for obstacle clearence. (see tab d) After the eight ARVN troops had jumped from the aircraft, 413 hovered in the LZ waiting for Bravo lead to take off. Suddenly a loud noise was heard from the rear of the aircraft and they immediately began a spin to the right. After spinning 90 degrees, WO McMahon rolled off the throttle and the aircraft continued to spin for another 270 degrees before settling to the ground. As the aircraft settled to the ground, the right skid struck one of the ARVN soldiers and he was fatally injured. (see tab d) WO McMahon completed emergency shut down procedures and exited the aircraft. The aircraft landed upright with negative damage to the skids or fuselage.

Aircraft Assignment History

DateUnitAreaPostCountry
68-04BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
68-05355 AVN CO4TH ARMYFORT SILL4TH ARMY
68-0671STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-0771STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-0871STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
68-0971STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
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
69-0571STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0671STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0771STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0871STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-0971STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-1071STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-1171STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-1271STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
70-0171 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0271 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0371 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0471 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0571 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0671 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0771 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0871 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-09142 TC DSVIETNAMRVN
70-10OFC NAV RESCHLOANU MICHIGANELECTRON
70-11OFC NAV RESCHLOANU MICHIGANELECTRON
70-12OFC NAV RESCHLOANU MICHIGANELECTRON
71-01NAVAL AIR CTRLOANPATUXENTAVSCOM
71-02NAVAL RESEARCHLOANU MICHIGANECOM
71-03NAVAL RESEARCHLOANU MICHIGANECOM
71-04NAVAL RESEARCHLOANU MICHIGANECOM
71-05349TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
71-06349TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
71-07V11 COSCOM AVNGERMANYEUROPE
71-08V11 COSCOM AVNGERMANYEUROPE
71-09V11 COSCOM AVNGERMANYEUROPE
71-10V11 COSCOM AVNGERMANYEUROPE
71-11V11 COSCOM AVNGERMANYEUROPE
71-12V11 COSCOM AVNGERMANYEUROPE
72-01349TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
72-02349TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
72-03USA PADGERMANYEUROPE
72-04USA PADGERMANYEUROPE
72-05349TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
72-06349TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
72-07349TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
72-08349TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
72-0948TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
72-10349TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
72-11349TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
72-12349TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
73-01349TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
73-02349TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
73-03349TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
73-04349TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
73-0548TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
73-0648TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
73-0748TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
73-0848TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
73-0948TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
73-1048TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
73-1148TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
73-1248TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
74-0148TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
74-0248TH AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
74-0348/223D AVN BNGERMANYEUROPE
74-0448/223D AVN BNGERMANYEUROPE
74-0548/223D AVN BNGERMANYEUROPE
74-0948/223D AVN BNGERMANYEUROPE
74-1048/223D AVN BNGERMANYEUROPE
74-1148/223D AVN BNGERMANYEUROPE
74-12USA PADGERMANYEUROPE
75-01USA PADGERMANYEUROPE
75-02NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
75-03NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
75-04NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
75-05NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
75-06NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
75-07NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
75-09173RD AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
75-10173RD AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
75-11173RD AVN COGERMANYEUROPE
75-12173RD AVN COGERMANYEUROPE