Helicopter UH-1H 66-16608

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16608
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00001410
Date: 02/19/69
Accident case number: 690219351
Unit: D/1/10 CAV
The station for this helicopter was An Khe in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 31223
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 MILLER MW
P W1 KOUACH JJ

Accident Summary:

 SOMETIME BETWEEN THE HOURS OF ^1500 HOURS TO 1630 HOURS ON 19 FEB 1969, 1LT MILLER^, THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER ON ^608^, LANDED ON ^LZ LILLY^ WITH ^MAJOR SCHWEITZER, THE D TROOP^ COMMANDER, TO GIVE A BRIEFING TO THE CO, ^OF COMPANY D, 1/35TH INFANTRY^ ON A PROPOSED CA. AFTER THE BRIEFING WAS COMPLETED, THE CO BOARDED THE AIRCRAFT TO PERFORM A VISUAL RECONNAISSANCE OF THE PROPOSED AREA OF THE CA. DURING THE TIME ^LT MILLER^ WAS ON THE GROUND AT ^LZ LILLY^ THE WINDS HAD SHIFTED FROM THE NORTHWEST TO THE SOUTH-WEST, THE WINDS WERE LIGHT THIS MADE DETECTING THE SHIFT DIFFICULT. PRIOR TO TAKE OFF ^LT MILLER^ PERFORMED A HOVER CHECK AND FOUND ALL INSTRUMENTS IN THE GREEN WITH 97.5% N, AND 37 POUNDS OF TORQUE. UPON TAKE OFF A GUST OF WIND FORCED THE SHIP TO SETTLE, ^LT MILLER^ NOTICED A TREE IN HIS ROUTE OF DEPARTURE AND DECIED TO ABORT THE TAKE OFF. BY THE TIME HE STABILIZED THE SHIP FROM THE ABORTED TAKE OFF, ^LT MILLER^ HAD PULLED ENOUGH PITCH TO BLEED THE RPM DOWN TO 6000. AT THIS TIME ^LT MILLER^ REALIZED HE WAS FACING DOWN WIND AND TRIED TO MAKE IT BACK TO THE PAD, HE HAD JUST DEPARTED. HE THEN TRIED A SERIES OF MINOR COLLECTIVE AND PEDAL CHANGE IN ORDER TO GET BACK TO OPERATING RPM. WHILE TRYING TO HOVER BACKWARDS TO THE PAD HIS TAIL ROTOR STRUCK A ROW OF CONCERTINA WIRE THAT WAS SURROUNDING THE FIRBASE, THE TAIL ROTOR AND 90 DEGREE BOX SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT. ^LT MILLER^ THEN EXECUTED A SUCCESSFUL HOVERING AUTOROTATION RESULTING IN THE SKIDES OF THE AIRCRAFT BEING SPREAD AND A SMALL STUMP HOLE IN THE FORWARD SECTION OF THE TAIL BOOM. NO MATERIAL FAILURE OR MAINTENANCE ERROR WAS DETECTED.\\


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16608
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00003321
Date: 720400
Unit: OS TO CONUS
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: BR822896
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: VNAF (South Vietnamese Air Force. )
Loss to Inventory


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16608
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 0767.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6707   0    0 3300   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN     
6708   0    0 3300   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM    
6709 108  108 3350   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM      
6710   0  108 3350   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6711  90  198 3350   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6712 106  304 3350   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6801 123  427 3350   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6802 114  541 WAKED0 D TRP 1SQ 10CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6803 137  678 3350   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6804  65  743 3350   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6805 122  865 3350   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6806  77  942 3350   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6807  33  975 3350   OPM SEA NITEOPS  1ST ARMY   FORT BELVOIR     AMC          
6808  84 1059 WAKED0 D TRP 1SQ 10CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6809  86 1145 WAKED0 D TRP 1SQ 10CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6810  44 1189 WAKED0 D TRP 1SQ 10CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6811  74 1263 WAKED0 D TRP 1SQ 10CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812  73 1336 WAKED0 D TRP 1SQ 10CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  74 1410 WAKED0 D TRP 1SQ 10CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902   0 1410 WAKED0 D TRP 1SQ 10CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903   0 1410 WC5CAA 572ND MI DET     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904   0 1410 WC5CAA 572ND MI DET     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905   0 1410 WC5CAA 572ND MI DET     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906  64 1474 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907  63 1537 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908 116 1653 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909  47 1700 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910  65 1765 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911 110 1875 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912  93 1968 WC5CAA 572ND MI DET     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001   0 1968 WC5CAA 604 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002   0 1968 WC5CAA 604 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003   0 1968 W0Y6AA INTRANSIT        IN TRANSIT                  AVCOMCTR 
7004   0 1968 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7005   0 1968 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7006   2 1970 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7007   0 1970 WC5EAA 608 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7008  11 1981 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7009 120 2101 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7010 113 2214 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7011  91 2305 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7012  88 2393 WAX6AA 92 ASLT HEL CO   VIETNAM                     RVN     
7101  74 2467 WAX6AA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7102 115 2582 WAX6AA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7103 121 2703 WAX6AA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7104  91 2794 WAX6AA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7105 100 2894 WAX6AA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7106 132 3026 WAX6AA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7107  84 3110 WAX6AA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7108  82 3192 WAX6AA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7109  92 3284 WAX6AA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7110  32 3316 WAX6AA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7111   4 3320 WAX6AA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7112   1 3321 WAX6AA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN     
7201   0 3321 WC5EAA 608 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7202   0 3321 WC5EAA 608 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
7203   0 3321 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM   
7204   0 3321 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM   
7205   0 3321 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM   
7206   0 3321 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVSCOM   
7207   0 3321 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM       
7208   0 3321 W0Y6AA AVSCOM PROJECT   LOAN       ST LOUIS         AVSCOM       
7209   0 3321 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM       


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