723

Historical Data Display for Aircraft 69-16723

Model: UH-1H
Date Purchased: Feb 1971
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From May 1971 To Aug 1971
Flight Hours: Beginning 94 / Ending 270 -> Hours Flown: 176

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 14 Aug 1971
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 270
Accident case number: 710814051
Unit: 71 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Chu Lai in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 0
costing 110834
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 BROBERG AD
P W1 EVERETT E
CE E5 NEWCOMB D
G E4 ARAKI BS

Accident Summary:

On 14 August 1971 aircraft, UH-1H, 723 departed Chu Lai at about 08:30 hours on a resupply mission. The aircraft had flown for about seven hours and had refueled four times with no mishaps. At about 14:00 hours the aircraft was refueled for the fourth time at Tien Phuoc. Shortly after 1400 hours the aircraft was on a normal approach to LZ West. At about 20 knots, 50 to 100 feet and 30 pounds of torque the aircraft began to bleed RPM. In an effort to gain RPM the aircraft commander lowered the pitch and tried to land short of the pad. At this time the aircraft no longer responded to pedal control. On touchdown the left skid of the aircraft caught on the elevated PSP pad and began to rock backward and to the right. The aircraft commander then pulled the remaining power in an attempt to pick up on the pad. The anti-torque control was completely negative and the aircraft spun off the pad. The main rotor struck the ground and the aircraft continued backward uncontrolled. The aircraft came to a stop about 40 meters from the pad facing 180 degrees to the approach path.

Aircraft Assignment History

DateUnitAreaPostCountry
75-12116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFORT LEWISFORSCOM
75-11116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFORT LEWISFORSCOM
75-10116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFORT LEWISFORSCOM
75-09116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFORT LEWISFORSCOM
75-07116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFORT LEWISFORSCOM
75-06116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFORT LEWISFORSCOM
75-05116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFORT LEWISFORSCOM
75-04116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFORT LEWISFORSCOM
75-03116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFORT LEWISFORSCOM
75-02116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFORT LEWISFORSCOM
75-01116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFORT LEWISFORSCOM
74-12116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFORT LEWISFORSCOM
74-11116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFORT LEWISFORSCOM
74-10116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFORT LEWISFORSCOM
74-09116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFORT LEWISFORSCOM
74-05116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFT LEWISFORSCOM
74-04116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFT LEWISFORSCOM
74-03116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFT LEWISFORSCOM
74-02116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFT LEWISFORSCOM
74-01116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFT LEWISFORSCOM
73-12116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFT LEWISFORSCOM
73-11116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFT LEWISFORSCOM
73-10116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFT LEWISFORSCOM
73-09116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFT LEWISFORSCOM
73-08116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFT LEWISFORSCOM
73-07116TH AVN CO6TH ARMYFT LEWISFORSCOM
73-06116 ASLT HEL CO6TH ARMYFT LEWIS6TH ARMY
73-05116 ASLT HEL CO6TH ARMYFT LEWIS6TH ARMY
73-04116 ASLT HEL CO6TH ARMYFT LEWIS6TH ARMY
73-03116 ASLT HEL CO6TH ARMYFT LEWIS6TH ARMY
73-02116 ASLT HEL CO6TH ARMYFT LEWIS6TH ARMY
73-01116 ASLT HEL CO6TH ARMYFT LEWIS6TH ARMY
72-12116 ASLT HEL CO6TH ARMYFT LEWIS6TH ARMY
72-11116 ASLT HEL CO6TH ARMYFT LEWIS6TH ARMY
72-10116 ASLT HEL CO6TH ARMYFT LEWIS6TH ARMY
72-09116 ASLT HEL CO6TH ARMYFT LEWIS6TH ARMY
72-08116 ASLT HEL CO6TH ARMYFT LEWIS6TH ARMY
72-07BEL HELBAILMENTFT WORTHAVSCOM
72-06BEL HELBAILMENTFT WORTHAVSCOM
72-05BEL HELBAILMENTFT WORTHAVSCOM
72-04BEL HELBAILMENTFT WORTHAVSCOM
72-03BEL HELBAILMENTFT WORTHAVSCOM
72-02BEL HELBAILMENTFT WORTHAVSCOM
72-01BEL HELBAILMENTFT WORTHAVSCOM
71-12ARADMACIN MAINTNAVAL AIR STNAVSCOM
71-11BEL HELBAILMENTFT WORTHAVSCOM
71-10BEL HELBAILMENTFT WORTHAVSCOM
71-09AVSCOM FLT DET5TH ARMYST LOUISAVSCOM
71-0871 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
71-0771 ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
71-0671 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-0571 AHCVIETNAMRVN
71-04174 ASHCVIETNAMRVN
71-03610 TC DSVIETNAMRVN
71-02AVSCOM FLT DET5TH ARMYST LOUISAVSCOM