Helicopter UH-1D 63-08838

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 63-08838
Date: 04/24/66
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 1200 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (14.5MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 15.00
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00114, FM48 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 63-08838
The Army purchased this helicopter 0964
Total flight hours at this point: 00001709
Date: 05/27/67
Accident case number: 670527041
Unit: B/229 AVN
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 68822
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O4 HEDRICKS MC
P O4 OAKLEY HH
CE E4 NANN ML
G E4 MITCHELL HL

Accident Summary:

When the RPM dropped in flight, the crew suspected a governor failure and switched to the emergency position then brought in power. The aircraft still had a slow sink rate and was autorotated when it lost all power. During the flare, the tail boom hit the rice paddy dike and the aircraft landed hard even though the pilot used all available pitch to cushion the touch downs.


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 63-08838
The Army purchased this helicopter 0964
Total flight hours at this point: 00002170
Date: 06/10/69
Accident case number: 690610261
Unit: 604 TC CO
The station for this helicopter was Camp Holloway in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 107208
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 LOCKE TL
P O2 BELLIVEAU AF
CE E3 KELLY LC
G E4 MAGANA A

Accident Summary:

 THE FIRST SIGN OF TROUBLE CAME AS A LARGE NOISE WAS HEARD FROM THE AFT AREA OF THE AIRCRAFT. BECAUSE THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER, THOMAS LOCKE, DID NOT REALIZE THAT HE HAD AN ENGINE FAILURE HE LOST A FEW SECONDS IN REACTING TIME WHICH RESULTED IN A LOSS OF ALTITUDE WHICH WAS LOW (500' AGL) EVEN AT THE TIME OF THE FAILURE. WHEN WO1 LOCKE DID NOTICE THE ENGINE FAILURE HE IMMEDIATELY WENT INTO AUTOROTATION WITH A GOOD AMOUNT OF FORWARD AIRSPEED (90 KNOTS). BECAUSE OF THE HEAVY FOLIAGE ON EITHER SIDE OF THE RIVER, WHICH THEY WERE FOLLOWING, THE ONLY PLACE TO GO DOWN INTO WAS THE RIVER. WO1 LOCKE DECIDED TO BE A FAIRLY CLEAR SAND BAR ON THE RIGHT BANK. HE MANEUVERED THE AIRCRAFT TO THE RIGHT, FLARED, AND TOUCHED DOWN WITH SOME FORWARD MOVEMENT AND IN A TAIL LOW ATTITUDE. AFTER THE CREW EVACUATED THE AIRCRAFT, THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER AND PILOT RE-ENTERED THE AIRCRAFT TO USE THE RADIOS. THE FIRE WARNING LIGHT CAME ON AND A FIRE WAS NOTED ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ENGINE. WO1 LOCKE EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE AND THE ENTIRE CREW WERE EVACUATED BY A CH-54 A FEW MINUTES LATER.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 63-08838
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 0964.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610  91 1290 WAAXB0 COB 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6611  44 1334 WAAXB0 COB 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6612   0 1334 WAAXB0 COB 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6701  39 1373 WAAXB0 COB 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6702  63 1436 WAAXB0 COB 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6703  86 1522 WAAXB0 COB 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6704 101 1623 WAAXB0 COB 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6705  86 1709 WAAXB0 COB 229ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6706   0 1709 WC5GAA 610 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6707   0 1709 WC5GAA 610 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6708   0 1709 WC5GAA 610 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6709   0 1709 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM         
6710   0 1709 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM         
6711   0 1709 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM         
6712   0 1709 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM         
6801   0 1709 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6802   0 1709 8005   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6803   0 1709 8005   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6804   0 1709 8005   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6805   0 1709 8005   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6806   0 1709 8005   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6807   0 1709 8005   OPM SEA NITEOPS  1ST ARMY   FORT BELVOIR     AMC          
6808   0 1709 8005   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6809   0 1709 8005   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6810   0 1709 8005   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6811   0 1709 8005   POST SUPPLY      6TH ARMY   FORT ORD         6TH ARMY    
6812   0 1709 8005   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6901   3 1712 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902  90 1802 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903 112 1914 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904  96 2010 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905 100 2110 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906  60 2170 WC5CAA 572ND MI DET     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907   0 2170 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM          
6908   0 2170 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6909   0 2170 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6910   0 2170 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6911   0 2170 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6912   0 2170 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7001   0 2170 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7002   0 2170 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7003   0 2170 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7004   0 2172 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7005   0 2174 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7006   0 2174 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7007   0 2174 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7008   0 2174 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
7009   0 2174 WC5EAA 608 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7010   0 2174 WC5EAA 608 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7011 147 2321 WC44AA 176 AHC    AMDV  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7012 149 2470 WC44AA 176 AHC    AMDV  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7101  96 2566 WC44AA 176 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7102 114 2680 WC44AA 176 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7103  97 2777 WC44AA 176 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7104 130 2907 WC44AA 176 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7105 102 3009 WC44AA 176 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7106  85 3094 WC44AA 176 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN     
7107  46 3140 WC44AA 176 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7108  19 3159 WC44AA 176 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7109  47 3206 WC44AA 176 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7110  40 3246 WC44AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7111  42 3288 WC44AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7112  99 3387 WC44AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7201  96 3483 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7202  89 3572 WAX8AA 117 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7203   0 3572 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM   
7204   0 3572 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM   
7205   0 3572 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM   
7206   0 3572 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM   
7207   0 3572 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM       
7208   1 3573 W1BSAA NAVAL AIR CTR    LOAN       PATUXENT         AVSCOM      
7209  21 3594 TCEAA                   NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7210  59 3653 TCEAA                   NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7211   8 3661 TCEAA                   NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7212  11 3672 TCEAA                   NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7301  14 3686 TCEAA                   NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7302  10 3696 TCEAA                   NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7303  47 3743 TCEAA                   NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7304  29 3772 TCEAA                   NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7305   0 3772 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7306   0 3772 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7307   0 3772 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7308   0 3772 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7309   0 3772 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7310   1 3773 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7311  14 3787 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7312  10 3797 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7401   2 3799 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7402  18 3817 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7403  14 3831 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7404  17 3848 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7405  10 3858 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7405  10 3858 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7406  33 3891 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7409  15 3949 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7410  10 3959 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7411  10 3969 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7412  13 3982 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7501   2 3984 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7502  17 4001 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7503  16 4017 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7504  14 4031 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7505  22 4053 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7506  10 4063 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7507  18 4081 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7508  19 4100 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7509  12 4112 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7510  16 4128 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7511  12 4140 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7512   9 4149 WTCEAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI


Please send additions or corrections to:

Gary Roush
43 Overbrook Road
Painted Post, NY 14870


Send comments and questions to the VHPA at ( webmaster@vhpa.org )

Printed from databases on: 04/02/99

Return to Main Index

Copyright © 1998 and 1999 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association