Helicopter UH-1H 66-16461

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16461
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000738
Date: 06/27/68
Accident case number: 680627021
Unit: 92 AHC
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 450
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W2 LAPOSKY RE

Accident Summary:

During flight, a complete loss of tail rotor was experienced. The pilot attempted to return to the airfield, but the aircraft would not cease turning and would not streamline. An autorotation was made to an open area damaging the aft cross tube. The pitch change control rod sheared off

This record was last updated on 04/14/97


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16461
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000816
Date: 07/03/68
Accident case number: 680703011
Unit: 92 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Cam Ranh Bay in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 1159
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 FUSSELL RW

Accident Summary:

The pilot allowed the aircraft rate of descent to become too fast. The pilot did take action but too late and a hard landing resulted

This record was last updated on 04/16/97


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16461
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00001752
Date: 06/04/69
Unit: 92 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BP823328
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
SP4 TODD DAVID JR

War Story:
4 June 69 S-1 section 10th CAB 1750hrs. Received casualty reports from 92nd AC(AH): Aircraft UH-1H (66-16461) was on a troop insertion mission when upon entering the LZ ship began to vibrate, crashed but did not burn. SP4 David Todd Jr. RA 53846573, of 92nd received a lacerated right lower lip. Incident occurred at 1600 hours

This record was last updated on 11/29/98


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16461
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   0    0 W0Y6AA TRAN MDMHELCO S  ALASKA                      ALASKA
6706  32   32 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6707  25   57 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6708  19   76 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6709  26  102 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6710   0  102 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6711   7  109 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6712  69  178 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6801 110  288 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6802 123  411 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6803 124  535 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6804  95  630 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6805  84  714 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6806  24  738 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6807  78  816 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6808  99  915 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6809  81  996 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6810 109 1105 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6811  53 1158 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6812 119 1277 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6901  82 1359 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6902  65 1424 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6903 102 1526 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6904 102 1628 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6905 124 1752 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6906   0 1752 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6907   0 1752 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6908   0 1752 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6909   0 1752 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6910   0 1752 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN



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