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Historical Data Display for Aircraft 69-15501

Model: UH-1H
Date Purchased: Jul 1970
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From Aug 1970 To Sep 1971
Flight Hours: Beginning 0 / Ending 1,497 -> Hours Flown: 1,497

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 19 Sep 1970
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 256
Accident case number: 700919011
Unit: 71 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 1204
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 MASSNER EF

Accident Summary:

AC was starting aircraft in revetment. AC and pilot were in the cockpit with crew chief and gunner dismounted. Starter switch was engaged for approximately 15 seconds when a bystander rushed up to the AC and informed him that the main rotor blades were tied down. The aircraft yawed right causing the tail boom the strike the revetment resulting in major damage. The aircraft was immediately shut down with no further damage.

Date: 26 Feb 1971
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 934
Accident case number: 710226061
Unit: 71 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 360
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 GRUBBS PL

Accident Summary:

During landing to LZ on low recon the pilot failed to notice a small bush. While hovering in the LZ and while the A/C was being unloaded the tail rotor blade dipped and struck the bush.

Aircraft Assignment History

DateUnitAreaPostCountry
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
70-07AVN SEC EBD6TH ARMYFORT ORDCBTDVCOM