Helicopter UH-1C 66-15117

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15117
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000083
Date: 12/07/67
Incident number: 671207121ACD Accident case number: 671207121 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 92 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Cam Ranh Bay in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 503679
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:
P MAJ GOODSPEED WILLIAM HUNTER KIA
AC WO1 HUBARD THOMAS CARR JEFFER KIA
CE SP4 GORDY JESSE ARNEL KIA
G SP4 PRATT RICHARD EMMETT KIA

Accident Summary:

While on a gun run, the aircraft flew to low to the ground, flew into a tree and exploded.

This record was last updated on 05/25/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: MAJ William Hunter Goodspeed
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/07/67 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 34.3
Date of Birth: 08/04/33
Home City: Toledo, OH
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 31E-058
Short Summary: On gun run flew to low to ground, flew into tree and exploded.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15117
Call sign: Side Kick 6
Service number: O4042031
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 11/03/67
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 12
Location: Khanh Hoa Province II Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
Bill Goodspeed was a platoon leader with ARA 1 CAV in 1966-1967. From Jim Broderick, July 1995

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Protestant - no denominational preference
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/95



Name: SP4 Jesse Arnel Gordy
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/07/67 while performing the duty of Crew Chief.
Age at death: 21.9
Date of Birth: 01/19/46
Home City: Dallas, TX
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 31E-058
Short Summary: On gun run flew to low to the ground, hit tree and exploded.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15117
Service number: 18666581
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B20 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 11/02/67
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Khanh Hoa Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Church of God
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/27/96



Name: WO1 Thomas Carr Jeffer Hubar
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/07/67 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.1
Date of Birth: 11/06/45
Home City: Darlington, MD
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-11/66-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 31E-058
Short Summary: On gun run flew to low to the ground, hit tree and exploded.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15117
Call sign: Side Kick
Service number: W3154033
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 11/02/67
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Khanh Hoa Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/27/96



Name: SP4 Richard Emmett Pratt
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/07/67 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Died 1 days later on 12/08/67.
Age at death: 22.7
Date of Birth: 04/13/45
Home City: Okanogan, WA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 92 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 31E-066
Short Summary: On gun run flew to low to the ground, hit tree and exploded.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15117
Service number: 18992951
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67N20 = UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
Started Tour: 11/02/67
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Khanh Hoa Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Episcopal (Anglican)
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/27/96


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15117
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  19   19 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6706  10   29 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6707  23   52 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6708  14   66 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6709  13   79 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6710   0   79 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6711   4   83 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN



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