Helicopter UH-1C 66-15114

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15114
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000326
Date: 02/03/68
Unit: 92 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0300 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR 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: UH1P3, 03412 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15114
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000396
Date: 03/16/68
Unit: 92 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0300 feet and 060 knots.
Unknown
Helicopter took 3 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: HYDRAULIC SYS, TRANSMISSION
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: UH1P3, 07607 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15114
Date: 03/23/69
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
for Close Air Support
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
Unknown
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
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: UH1P3, 08202 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15114
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000956
Date: 03/23/69
Accident case number: 690323181 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 92 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Cam Ranh Bay in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BT194226
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 3 . . Passengers = 0
costing 224415
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC O2 JACKSON DC
P W1 HEAD JB
CE E5 KIDD JJ
G E4 GABLE SA

Accident Summary:

ON ^23 MARCH 1969^, A ^UH-1C, SN 66-15114^, FROM THE ^92D AHC^ HAD THE MISSION OF PROVIDING GUN SUPPORT FOR A COMBAT ASSAULT BEING CONDUCTED BY THE ^53D ARVN RANGER^ OUT OF ^DALAT LIEN KHUONG, RVN^. THE AIRCRAFT, WHICH IS STATIONED AT ^BAO LOC, RVN^, WAS PREFLIGHTED THAT MORNING BY THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER AND PILOT AND FOUND IN GOOD CONDITION. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE ^BAO LOC^ AREA ABOUT 1200 HOURS AND ARRIVED 50 MINUTES LATER AT ^LIEN KHUONG^. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SHUT DOWN AND STOOD BY FOR THE COMBAT ASSAULT TO BEGIN. THE ASSAULT STARTED AT 1330 HOURS AND THE AIRCRAFT COMPLETED THE FIRST PORTION OF THE ASSAULT BEFORE DEPARTING FOR FUEL AT ^DATAL CAM-LY AIRFIELD^. AIRCRAFT ^#114^ MADE ITS APPROACH TO RUNWAY 280 AND LANDED AT THE POL POINT. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER SUPERVISED THE HOT REFUELING AND INSTRUCTED THE PILOT TO SIGNAL WHEN THE AIRCRAFT HAD 850 TO 900 POUNDS OF FUEL. AFTER COMPLETING THE REFUELING, THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER CALLED THE CONTROL TOWER FOR CLEARANCE. THE FUEL QUANTITY HAD STABILIZED AT 880 POUNDS. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER REFUSED THE INITIAL TAKE OFF CLEARANCE GRANTED BY THE TOWER BECAUSE OF A QUARTERING TAIL WIND. HE GRANTED THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER PERMISSION TO DEPART RUNWAY 100. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER SAID A HOVER CHECK WAS MADE AND THE AIRCRAFT HOVERED EIGHT INCHES TO A FOOT OFF THE GROUND WITH 6300 RPM INDICATED. THE TORQUE AND N1 READINGS WERE NOT MENTIONED. AS THE AIRCRAFT WAS TURNED TOWARDS THE ACTIVE FROM THE POL, THE RP, DROPPED TO 6200. THE CREW CHIEF AND GUNNER GOT OUT OF THE AIRCRAFT AND WALKED TO THE ACTIVE RUNWAY AND WAITED FOR THE AIRCRAFT TO BE HOVERED OUT INTO POSITION FOR TAKEOFF. THE CREW CLIMBED ABOARD. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER CALLED THE TOWER, "HOVER CHECK COMPLETE, ON THE GO." A RUNNING TAKE OFF WAS INITIATED AND THE SKIDS REMAINED IN CONTACT WITH THE RUNWAY SURFACE FOR THE FIRST 30 TO 40 FEET. THE AIRSPEED INCREASED AND JUST BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT ACHIEVED TRANSLATION THE RPM READING WAS 6100. AFTER THE AIRCRAFT ENTERED TRANSLATION, THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER NOSED THE AIRCRAFT OVER AND LOWERED THE COLLECTIVE IN AN ATTEMPT TO BUILD AIRSPEED AND RPM. THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO CLIMB AND MAKE A LEFT TURN TOWARDS THE VALLEY WHICH IS LOCATED OFF THE END OF THE AIRFIELD. THE ROTOR RPM BEGAN TO BLEED OFF AND THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER LOWERED THE NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT AND FROZE THE PITCH. THE AIRCRAFT WAS BANKED BACK TO THE RIGHT DUE TO A LACK OF SUITABLE FORCED LANDING AREAS IN THE VALLEY. AS THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO SETTLE, THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER SELECTED A LEVEL AREA TO THE RIGHT OF A DITCH OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY TO SET THE SHIP DOWN ON. THE TERRAIN SLOPED TOWARDS THE VALLEY. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER FLARED THE AIRCRAFT 15 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND AND PULLED IN COLLECTIVE PITCH 5 FEET BEFORE TOUCHDOWN. THE AIRCRAFT HIT THE GROUND SKIDS-LEVEL BUT DROPPED OFF INTO THE DITCH AND STARTED TO ROLL. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST UPSIDE DOWN IN THE WIRE WHICH OUTLINES THE AIRFIELD PERIMETER.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15114
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0567.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6705  14   14 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6706   7   21 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6707  21   42 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6708  34   76 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6709  22   98 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6710   0   98 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6711   4  102 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6712  46  148 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6801  97  245 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6802  81  326 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6803  70  396 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6804 103  499 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6805  78  577 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6806  55  632 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6807  41  673 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6808  72  745 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6809  50  795 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6810  27  822 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6811  53  875 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6812  40  915 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6901  37  952 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6902   4  956 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN



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