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Historical Data Display for Aircraft 67-17414

Model: UH-1H
Date Purchased: Apr 1968
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From May 1968 To Oct 1970
Flight Hours: Beginning 1 / Ending 3,072 -> Hours Flown: 3,071

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 10 Jan 1969
Description:
Unit: 23 INF
This was Combat Incident Damage caused by Other Combat by with the mission function of Command and Control (missions assigned to an aircraft for the primary purpose of airlifting a commander or staff in control of tactical operations or for radio relay stations)
Casualties = NO . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.
Helicopter was recovered
This record was last updated on 09/12/99

Date: 28 Feb 1969
Description:
Unit: 23 INF
This was Combat Incident Damage caused by Other Combat by with the mission function of Command and Control (missions assigned to an aircraft for the primary purpose of airlifting a commander or staff in control of tactical operations or for radio relay stations)
Casualties = NO . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.
Helicopter was recovered
This record was last updated on 09/12/99

Date: 12 May 1969
Description:
Unit: 23 INF
This was Combat Incident Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Command and Control (missions assigned to an aircraft for the primary purpose of airlifting a commander or staff in control of tactical operations or for radio relay stations)
Casualties = NO . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.
Helicopter was recovered
This record was last updated on 09/12/99

Date: 09 Jun 1969
Description:
Unit: 23 INF
This was Combat Incident Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Visual Reconnaissance
Casualties = YES . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.
Helicopter was recovered
This record was last updated on 09/12/99

Date: 21 Aug 1969
Description:
Unit: 23 INF
This was Combat Incident Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire .50 cal to 20 mm in size with the mission function of Command and Control (missions assigned to an aircraft for the primary purpose of airlifting a commander or staff in control of tactical operations or for radio relay stations)
Casualties = YES . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.
Helicopter was recovered
This record was last updated on 09/12/99

Date: 25 Mar 1970
Description:
Unit: 71 AHC
This was Combat Minor Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Command and Control (missions assigned to an aircraft for the primary purpose of airlifting a commander or staff in control of tactical operations or for radio relay stations)
Casualties = NO . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.
Helicopter was recovered
This record was last updated on 09/12/99

Date: 24 Apr 1970
Description:
Unit: 71 AHC
This was Combat Incident Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Command and Control (missions assigned to an aircraft for the primary purpose of airlifting a commander or staff in control of tactical operations or for radio relay stations)
Casualties = NO . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.
Helicopter was recovered
This record was last updated on 09/12/99

Date: 30 Apr 1970
Description:
Unit: 71 AHC
This was Combat Incident Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Combat Troop Carrier (missions assigned to an aircraft to deliver troops, supplies or equipment in a combat area in support of tactical field operations)
Casualties = NO . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.
Helicopter was recovered
This record was last updated on 09/12/99

Date: 20 May 1970
Description:
Unit: 71 AHC
This was Combat Incident Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Command and Control (missions assigned to an aircraft for the primary purpose of airlifting a commander or staff in control of tactical operations or for radio relay stations)
Casualties = YES . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.
Helicopter was recovered
This record was last updated on 09/12/99

Date: 24 May 1970
Description:
Unit: 71 AHC
This was Combat Incident Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Command and Control (missions assigned to an aircraft for the primary purpose of airlifting a commander or staff in control of tactical operations or for radio relay stations)
Casualties = NO . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.
Helicopter was recovered
This record was last updated on 09/12/99

Date: 23 Aug 1970
Description:
Unit: 71 AHC
This was Operational Minor Damage caused by an accident by Accident with the mission function of
Casualties = NO . .
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.
Helicopter was recovered
This record was last updated on 09/12/99

Date: 09 Jul 1971
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 3,096
Accident case number: 710709141
Unit: C/229 AVN
This was Operational Major Damage caused by an accident by Accident with the mission function of Logistics Cargo
The station for this helicopter was Bien Hoa in
Casualties = NO . . Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 4
Search and rescue operations were Not Required
costing 133604
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.
Helicopter was recovered

Crew Members:
AC O3 FIELD JC
P W2 DUNLAP ER
CE E4 CATE LN
G E4 RUSHING PE

Passengers:
E6 GJ COREY, PAX, G; E6 HB WILKES, PAX, G; E6 WL WERNILI, PAX, G; E7 FM ABAD, PAX, G;


Accident Summary:

Aircraft was on a logistics mission. The aircraft was on its third turn around from FSB Pecos. The aircraft commander had a good hover check at 96 percent N1 and 37 lbs of torque. The aircraft departed FSB Pecos at approximately 1620 hours with the first pilot, Dunlag, at the controls. The aircraft proceeded to the landing zone and instruments were working properly with no sign of a control malfunction. The first pilot initiated his approach and was established on a 1/4 mile final with a heading of approximately 230 degrees. The first pilot made a gradual deceleration to stop in the landing zone and was approximately 30 feet above the ground and at 5 to 10 knots of airspeed when he experienced a full application of left antitorque pedal which did not serve to stop the right turn of the aircraft. This same landing direction had been used in the two previous landings and when the wind shift occurred at 50 feet agl for the aircraft, the change was not apparent to the crew members. The smoke grenades ignited in the landing zone prior to the approach indicated no radical change in wind direction or velocity. The aircraft commander took the controls from the first pilot as the aircraft began to turn in the landing zone. The aircraft commander then decided to attempt to go around because of the number of personnel gathered in the landing zone waiting to unload the aircraft. As he applied power he increased the turning motion of the aircraft and did a 360 degree turn before he raised the aircraft almost above the tree tops. The aircraft's departure path from the intended landing zone was approximately 180 degrees, and just after the aircraft cleared the landing zone its tail rotor struck a tree and rendered the aircraft almost uncontrollable. During his move from the intended landing zone to his final landing site, the aircraft commander experienced decaying rotor and engine RPM in his attempt to keep the aircraft above the trees. The aircraft was still turning at approximately 50 feet while CPT Field maneuvered the aircraft between the trees and as the aircraft turned another 90 degrees the main rotor was striking a number of trees, as the aircraft turned another 90 degrees the tail rotor struck a tree with a diameter of approximately 18 inches. The tail rotor blades and 90 degree gear box came off the aircraft with the force applied and the break in the tail boom just 2 feet behind the attaching points occurred. The aircraft's right turn was almost completely stopped by this contact and the aircraft settled almost vertically for the last 15 feet and contacted the ground in a level attitude. Both main rotor blades had continuous blade strikes from a height of 25 feet and a very hard landing occurred. Both skids were spread severely wtih the initial contact at the right front. A mount of soil penetrated the underside of the aircraft approximately one foot forward of the cargo hook well. Both main rotor blades remained on the aircraft although most of the materiel behind the leading edges of both blades was shredded away. After the ground contact there was no fire and the crew and passengers all exited the aircraft immediately.

This record was last updated on 09/12/99

Aircraft Assignment History

DateUnitAreaPostCountry
68-04BELL HCPTRBAILMENTFT WORTHAVCOM
68-0571STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
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
70-0971 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-1071 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-11142 TC DSVIETNAMRVN
70-12142 TC DSVIETNAMRVN
71-01NAVAL AIR CTRLOANPATUXENTAVSCOM
71-02NAVAL RESEARCHLOANU MICHIGANECOM
71-03NAVAL RESEARCHLOANU MICHIGANECOM
71-04NAVAL RESEARCHLOANU MICHIGANECOM
71-05NAVAL RESEARCHLOANU MICHIGANECOM
71-06108TH DIV TNG3RD ARMYCHARLOTTERESV
71-07C 229TH BNVIETNAMRVN
71-08AVSCOM FLT DET5TH ARMYST LOUISAVSCOM
71-09AVSCOM FLT DET5TH ARMYST LOUISAVSCOM
71-10BEL HELBAILMENTFT WORTHAVSCOM
71-11BEL HELBAILMENTFT WORTHAVSCOM
71-12ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVSCOM
72-01NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-02NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-03NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-04NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-05NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-06NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-07NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-08NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-09NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-10NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-11NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-12NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
73-01NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
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73-03NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
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73-05NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
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73-11NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
73-12NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
74-01NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
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74-09NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
74-10NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
74-11NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
74-12NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
75-01NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
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75-11NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
75-12NAT GUARDNAT GDZI