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Historical Data Display for Aircraft 68-15322

Model: UH-1H
Date Purchased: Jan 1969
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From Mar 1971 To Jun 1971
Flight Hours: Beginning 1,325 / Ending 1,622 -> Hours Flown: 297

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 12 Mar 1969
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 95
Unit: 54 MED DET
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Medical Evacuation
While in PickUp Zone this helicopter was on the Ground at 0000 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 3 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (M-79)
causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNNF, CASRP, JSIDR (Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Casualty Report. )

Date: 02 Jul 1969
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 360
Accident case number: 690702051
Unit: 54 MED DET
The station for this helicopter was Unknown S. Vietnam in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 5555
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 SMITH LG
P W1 SHIMAHARA DD

Accident Summary:

While ldg in insecure area M/R blades struck very high stump icdt dam to M/R blades.

Date: 28 Sep 1969
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 475
Accident case number: 690928051
Unit: 54 MED DET
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 2439
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 STRANDE MR
P W1 BEHR JR

Accident Summary:

While flying low level syn-el & T/R contacted hedge rows acft made 180 deg turn & ldg at LZ icdt dam

Date: 09 Apr 1970
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 978
Unit: 54 MED DET
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Medical Evacuation
While in PickUp Zone this helicopter was on the Ground at 0000 feet and 000 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Friendly Fire. (ROCKET)
The helicopter was hit in the Left Side causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: BDART, 01630, SIF (Incidents converted from the fixed-wing data base. Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report. )

Date: 15 Apr 1970
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 978
Unit: 54 MED DET
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Medical Evacuation
While in PickUp Zone this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0050 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (5.6MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Right Side
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: BDART, 01890 (Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report. )

Date: 24 Apr 1970
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 978
Accident case number: 700424021
Unit: 54 MED DET
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 4800
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 SHIMANARA DD
P W1 PADGETT WR

Accident Summary:

While hovering over PZ M/R blades struck trees on side of hill causing icdt dmg

Date: 18 Oct 1970
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,321
Accident case number: 701018011
Unit: 54 MED DET
The station for this helicopter was Cat Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 130573
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 HALE GL
P O2 LIEBMANN BE
CE E3 HALL WR

Passengers:
E4 RN GARNER, M, G;


Accident Summary:

On 18 OCT 70, Chu Lai Dust Off received an urgent request for one us with a high fever. The aircraft was sent to BT418035, RVN for the pick up. The LZ was on the side of a hill. The area was level with two trees about 50m apart and 100 feet tall. CW2 Hale approached from east to west and landed to two red light without incident. The pick up was completed and CW2 Hale departed the LZ. At about 50 feet and 10 knots of forward airspeed the aircraft started loosing power and RPM. CW2 Hale initiated a turn back to the LZ as it was the only area in which to land. The aircraft struck the ground and the M/R blades contacted some trees. The tailboom was severed from the aircraft. There was no injuries and no fire. The aircraft was secured by the ground unit. The crew and patient were picked up by Dust Off 54, and he completed the mission.

Aircraft Assignment History

DateUnitAreaPostCountry
69-01OS TO CONUSITR CONUSAVCOMITR
69-02HHD 44 ENG GPTHAILANDPACIFIC
69-0354 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
69-0454 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
69-0554 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
69-0654 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
69-0754 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
69-0854 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
69-0954 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
69-1054 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
69-1154 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
69-1254 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
70-0154 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
70-0254 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
70-0354 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
70-0454 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
70-0554 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
70-0654 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
70-0754 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
70-0854 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
70-0954 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
70-1054 MED DETVIETNAMRVN
70-11142 TC DSVIETNAMRVN
70-12USA FLT OPN OFC5TH ARMYST LOUISAMC
71-01NAT&GUARDNAT GDZI
71-02NAT&GUARDNAT GDZI
71-0371 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-0471 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-0571 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-0671 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-078 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
71-088 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
71-098 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
71-108 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
71-118 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
71-128 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
72-018 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
72-028 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
72-038 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
72-048 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
72-058 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
72-068 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
72-078 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
72-088 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
72-098 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
72-108 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
72-118 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
72-128 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
73-018 CAV F TRPVIETNAMRVN
73-0259 ASHCVIETNAMRVN
73-03AVSCOM PROJECTLOANST LOUISAVSCOM
73-04NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
73-05NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
73-06NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
73-07NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
73-08NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
73-09NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
73-10NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
73-11NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
73-12NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
74-01NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
74-02NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
74-03NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
74-04NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
74-05NASALOANLANGLY RSH CTRAVSCOM
74-0945TH TC CO AMKOREA8TH ARMY
74-1045TH TC CO AMKOREA8TH ARMY
74-112ND BN 2ND IDKOREA8TH ARMY
74-122ND BN 2ND IDKOREA8TH ARMY
75-0145TH TC CO AMKOREA8TH ARMY
75-0245TH TC CO AMKOREA8TH ARMY
75-0345TH TC CO AMKOREA8TH ARMY
75-0445TH TC CO AMKOREA8TH ARMY
75-0545TH TC CO AMKOREA8TH ARMY
75-0645TH TC CO AMKOREA8TH ARMY
75-0745TH TC CO AMKOREA8TH ARMY
75-09117TH AVN COKOREA8TH ARMY
75-1045TH TC CO AMKOREA8TH ARMY
75-11DIR OF SUPPLYIN MAINTCORPUS CH ADAVSCOM
75-12DIR OF SUPPLYIN STORAGECORPUS CH ADAVSCOM