Helicopter UH-1B 65-09552

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 65-09552
Date: 08/30/66
Accident case number: G247
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 1133
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P STEWART FE
IP RHEN JL

Accident Summary:

DURING TRANSITION TRNG IN TOUCHDOWN AUTO LDG IN NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE TR CONTACTED GROUND


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09552
The Army purchased this helicopter 0566
Total flight hours at this point: 00000493
Date: 08/11/67
Unit: BELL HCPTR
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 1000 feet and 070 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 Cockpit
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, MAIN ROTOR SYS
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
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: LNOF, 73387, CASRP, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Casualty Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09552
The Army purchased this helicopter 0566
Total flight hours at this point: 00000548
Date: 10/03/67
Unit: BELL HCPTR
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at UNK feet and 110 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 4 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 Left Side
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, STRUCTURE
Casualties = YES . .
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: LNOF, 73846, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09552
The Army purchased this helicopter 0566
Total flight hours at this point: 00000588
Date: 11/03/67
Unit: 355 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0400 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 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 Cockpit
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, STRUCTURE
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
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: LNOF, 74008, CASRP, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Casualty Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09552
The Army purchased this helicopter 0566
Total flight hours at this point: 00000850
Date: 03/29/68
Unit: 355 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0200 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. (12.7MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System
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, 08903 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09552
The Army purchased this helicopter 0566
Total flight hours at this point: 00001746
Date: 04/10/70
Accident case number: 700410281
Unit: 189 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Pleiku in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 2654
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W1 HATTON JT
CP O3 KARIG MR
CE E4 SMITH G
G E3 AMENT RL

Accident Summary:

 CPT KARIG BROUGHT THE AIRCRAFT TO A HOVER AND MOVED FORWARD OFF THE POL PAD (SEE TAB E); HE WAS FORCED TO SET THE AIRCRAFT DOWN BETWEEN THE POL PADS BECAUSE HE WAS LOSING RPM. OPERATING RPM WA CONSIDERED ACCEPTABLE AT 6400, AND HE HOVERED LEFT FOR ABOUT 30 FEET AT WHICH TIME HE WAS FORCED TO SET THE LEFT AND FORWARD FOR ABOUT ANOTHER 75 FEET BEFORE HE HAD TO SET DOWN AGAIN, "IN THE LOW SPOT". THE OTHER THREE CREW MEMBERS WERE NOT CONGIZANT OF THE AIRCRAFT SETTING DOWN THIS TIME. CPT KARIG THEN PPROCEEDED IN A LEFT FORWARD HOVER (QUITE LOW) FROM THE LOW SOPT ALONG A PATH WHERE THE GROUND RISES ABOUT 1 FOOT IN A 30 FEET TO THE PSP RUNWAY. AS HE APPROACHED THE PSP THE RPM BEGAN TO BLEED OFF AND THE LEFT SKID STRUCK THE EDGE OF THE PSP (SEE PHOTO