Helicopter UH-1H 66-16506

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16506
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00000827
Date: 06/23/68
Accident case number: 680623031
Unit: 92 AHC
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 2986
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W1 KOCH JL

Accident Summary:

The aircraft was at a hover in one a ship LZ to pick up a POW and the pilot allowed the aircraft to drift 2 feet to the left and the main rotor blade struck a tree limb damaging the rotor blades

This record was last updated on 04/14/97


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16506
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00002231
Date: 11/03/70
Accident case number: 701103051
Unit: 498 MED
The station for this helicopter was Qui Nhon in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 104258
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 ETTER MD
P W1 DOLES KJ

Accident Summary:

AT 0800 HOURS CW2 MICHAEL D. ETTER AND HIS CREW DEPARTED AN KHE ON A ROUTINE MEDICAL EVACUATION MISSION TO GRID COORDINATE BR 633597,RVN. MR. ETTER FLEW THE AIRCRAFT TO THE EVACUATION SITE AND LANDED UNEVENTFULLY. THE PATIENT WAS PLACED ON THE AIRCRAFT AND MR. ETTER PASSED THE CONTROLS TO MR. DOLES WHO INITIATED THE TAKEOFF ON A HEADING OF 360, PULLING 31 TO 32 POUNDS OF TORQUE. AT AN APPROXIMATE ALTITUDE OF 50 FEET THERE WAS A LOUD NOISE THAT ORIGINATED FROM THE AREA OF THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND AN IMMEDIATE LOSS OF POWER. MR. KOLES INITIATED AN AUTOROTATIVE GLIDE. AT THIS TIME MR. ETTER ASSUMED CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND COMPLETED THE FORCED LANDING IN AN AREA COVERED BY LOW SCRUB BUSHES AND SMALL TREES. DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT WAS CAUSED BY THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES STRIKING A TREE AND BY THE AIRCRAFT LANDING ON A SMALL TREE STUMP WHICH WAS CONCEALED FROM MR. ETTER'S VIEW. THE CREW AND PASSENGER EXITED THE AIRCRAFT AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS PREPARED FOR RECOVERY. RECOVERY WAS ACCOMPLISHED THE SAME DAY AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS RETURNED TO LANE ARMY HELIPORT, REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM.\\ UPON THE AIRCRAFT'S ARRIVAL AT LANE ARMY HELIPORT IT WAS THOROUGHLY INSPECTED BY THE BOARD AND METAL FRAGMENTS, SOME AS LARGE AS A DIME, WERE FOUND IN THE EXHAUST END OF THE ENGINE.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16506
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 0667.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6706  18   18 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6707  28   46 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6708  12   58 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6709  24   82 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6710   0   82 WQ4VAA 92 AVN CO        5TH ARMY   FORT CARSON      5TH ARMY
6711   3   85 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6712  89  174 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6801 117  291 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6802 103  394 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6803  90  484 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6804 134  618 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6805  95  713 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6806 114  827 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6807 110  937 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6808 114 1051 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6809  42 1093 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6810  22 1115 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6811  87 1202 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6812  98 1300 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6901 123 1423 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6902  69 1492 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6903  57 1549 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6904   0 1549 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6905   0 1549 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6906   0 1549 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
6907  24 1573 WBM2AA 498 MED CO AM    VIETNAM                     RVN
6908  63 1636 WBM2AA 498 MED CO AM    VIETNAM                     RVN
6909  98 1734 WBM2AA 498 MED CO AM    VIETNAM                     RVN
6910  19 1753 WBM2AA 498 MED CO AM    VIETNAM                     RVN
6911  49 1802 WBM2AA 498 MED CO AM    VIETNAM                     RVN
6912  37 1839 WBM2AA 498 MED CO AM    VIETNAM                     RVN
7001   7 1846 WBM2AA 498 MED CO AM    VIETNAM                     RVN
7002  79 1925 WBM2AA 498 MED CO AM    VIETNAM                     RVN
7003  21 1946 WBM2AA 498 MED CO AM    VIETNAM                     RVN
7004  93 2039 WBM2AA 498 MED CO AM    VIETNAM                     RVN
7005  44 2083 WBM2AA 498 MED CO AM    VIETNAM                     RVN
7006  54 2137 WBM2AA 498 MED CO AM    VIETNAM                     RVN
7007   1 2138 WBM2AA 498 MED CO AM    VIETNAM                     RVN
7008  45 2183 WBM2AA 498 MED CO AM    VIETNAM                     RVN
7009  46 2229 WBM2AA 498 MED CO AM    VIETNAM                     RVN
7010   0 2229 WBM2AA 498 MED CO AM    VIETNAM                     RVN
7011   2 2231 WBM2AA 498 MED CO AM    VIETNAM                     RVN
7012   0 2231 W0Y6AA USA FLT OPN OFC  5TH ARMY   ST LOUIS         AMC
7101   0 2231                         NAT&GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7102   0 2231                         NAT&GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7103   0 2231 WC5GAA 610 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN
7104   0 2231 WC5GAA 174 ASHC         VIETNAM                     RVN
7202   0    0 W0MUAA AVSCOM FLT DET   5TH ARMY   ST LOUIS         AVSCOM
7203   0    0 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7204   0    0 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7205   0    0 W0MUAA AVSCOM FLT DET   5TH ARMY   ST LOUIS         AVSCOM
7206   0    0 W0MUAA AVSCOM FLT DET   5TH ARMY   ST LOUIS         AVSCOM
7207   0    0 W0MUAA AVSCOM FLT DET   5TH ARMY   ST LOUIS         AVSCOM
7208   0    0 WCMFAA SUP MAINT CTR    HAWAII                      HAWAII
7209   0    0 WCMFAA SUP MAINT CTR    HAWAII                      HAWAII
7210   0    0 WCMFAA SUP MAINT CTR    HAWAII                      HAWAII
7211   1    1 WCMFAA SUP MAINT CTR    HAWAII                      HAWAII
7212   1    2 WCMFAA SUP MAINT CTR    HAWAII                      HAWAII
7301   0    2 WCMFAA SUP MAINT CTR    HAWAII                      HAWAII
7302   3    5 WALNB0 HHT 3/4CAV 25ID  HAWAII                      HAWAII
7303   2    7 WALNT0 HHT 3/4CAV 25ID  HAWAII                      HAWAII
7304  10   17 WALNT0 HHT 3/4CAV 25ID  HAWAII                      HAWAII
7305   0   17 WALNT0 HHT 3/4CAV 25ID  HAWAII                      HAWAII
7306   0   17 WALNT0 HHT 3/4CAV 25ID  HAWAII                      HAWAII
7307  17   34 WALNT0 HHT 3/4CAV 25ID  HAWAII                      HAWAII
7308   9   43 WALNT0 HHT 3/4CAV 25ID  HAWAII                      HAWAII
7309  11   54 WALNT0 HHT 3/4CAV 25ID  HAWAII                      HAWAII
7310  16   70 WALNAA 3/4CAV 25ID HHT  HAWAII                      HAWAII
7311   0   70 WALNAA 3/4CAV 25ID HHT  HAWAII                      HAWAII
7312   0   70 WALNAA 3/4CAV 25ID HHT  HAWAII                      HAWAII
7401   0   70 WALNAA 3/4CAV 25ID HHT  HAWAII                      HAWAII
7402   0   70 WALNAA 3/4CAV 25ID HHT  HAWAII                      HAWAII
7403   0   70 WALNAA 3/4 CAV 25TH ID  HAWAII                      HAWAII
7404   0   70 WALNAA 3/4 CAV 25TH ID  HAWAII                      HAWAII
7405   0   70 WALNAA 3/4 CAV 25TH ID  HAWAII                      HAWAII
7409   1   71 WALNAA 3/4 CAV 25TH ID  HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    HAWAII
7410   9   80 WALNAA 3/4 CAV 25TH ID  HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    HAWAII
7411  28  108 WALNAA 3/4 CAV 25TH ID  HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    HAWAII
7412  12  120 WALXAA 3/4 CAV 25TH ID  HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM
7501   0  120 WAXLAA 25TH INF DIV     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM
7502   4  124 WAXLAA 25TH INF DIV     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM
7503  42  166 WAXLAA 25TH INF DIV     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM
7504  13  179 WAXLAA 25TH INF DIV     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM
7505   5  184 W3REAA USA SP CMD PROP  HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM
7506   0  184 W3REAA 25TH INF DIV     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM
7507   0  184 W3REAA 25TH INF DIV     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM
7509   0  184 W0MUAA SUPPLY DIV       5TH ARMY   FORT KNOX        TRADOC
7510   2  186 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN STORAGE CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM
7511  13  199 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN MAINT   CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM
7512   0  199 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN STORAGE CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM



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