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Historical Data Display for Aircraft 68-16426

Model: UH-1H
Date Purchased: Nov 1969
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From Dec 1969 To Dec 1971
Flight Hours: Beginning 0 / Ending 2,226 -> Hours Flown: 2,226

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 19 Dec 1969
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 81
Unit: 71 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0050 feet and 100 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 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: FLT CONTROLS, ELECTRICAL SYS
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, 00269 (Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report.)

Date: 06 Aug 1970
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,132
Accident case number: 700806181
Unit: 71 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 3000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 MABE KL
P W1 GARRET KS
CE E5 DIETRICH AC
G E4 BETTS JM

Accident Summary:

Acft climbing out of LZ at 60 ft and 5 knots when main rotor blade struck a tree branch. AC flew acft back to home station witout further damage. Acft sustained damage to one main rotor blade.

Date: 14 Jan 1971
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 1,633
Accident case number: 710114041
Unit: 71 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 3239
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 STEPHEN MS

Accident Summary:

Aircraft departed field location over low barriers and made a left turn to follow terrain at 35 feet AGL (low level) and 60-70 knots airspeed when the AC heard a loud snap. The AC checked his instruments and they wer in the so he suspected a main rotor blade. It was discovered that the red main rotor had sustained damage and the aircraft was checked out by amintenance and flown back to Chu Lai for replacement of the blade.

Date: 12 Jan 1972
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 2,292
Unit: 142 TC CO
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
for Close Air Support
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on Take-Off at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: CRAFX (Crash Facts Message.)

Aircraft Assignment History

DateUnitAreaPostCountry
75-12NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
75-11NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
75-10NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
75-09NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
75-07NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
75-06NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
75-05NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
75-04NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
75-03NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
75-02NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
75-01NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
74-12NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
74-11NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
74-10NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
74-09NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
74-05NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
74-04NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
74-03NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
74-02NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
74-01NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
73-12NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
73-11NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
73-10NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
73-09NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
73-08NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
73-07NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
73-06NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
73-05NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
73-04NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
73-03NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
73-02NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
73-01NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-12NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-11NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-10NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-09NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-08NAT GUARDNAT GDZI
72-07ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVSCOM
72-06ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVSCOM
72-05ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVSCOM
72-04ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVSCOM
72-03ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVSCOM
72-02ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVSCOM
72-01142 TC DSVIETNAMRVN
71-121 1 CAV D TRPVIETNAMRVN
71-11608 TC DSVIETNAMRVN
71-10608 TC DSVIETNAMRVN
71-09A 123RD AVN BNVIETNAMRVN
71-0871 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
71-0771 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
71-0671 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-0571 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-0471 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-0371 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-0271 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-0171 AHCVIETNAMRVN
70-1271 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-1171 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-1071 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0971 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0871 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0771 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0671 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0571 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0471 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0371 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0271 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
70-0171 AHC AM DIVVIETNAMRVN
69-1271STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
69-11608 TRANS COVIETNAMRVN