Helicopter UH-1H 67-19488

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-19488
The Army purchased this helicopter 1168
Total flight hours at this point: 00001388
Date: 05/11/70
Accident case number: 700511161
Unit: 189 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Camp Holloway in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 165196
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P W1 ROSTINE JP
CP W1 RIOVO JH
CE E4 HALE JL
G E3 MCKNIGHT MD

Accident Summary:

 WO1 ROSTINE MADE HIS APPROACH TO THE LANDING ZONE WITHOUT SUFFICIENTLY IDENTIFYING IT, AND DID NOT ENTER THE AREA WHICH HAD ORIGINALLY BEEN MARKED WITH SMOKE. BECAUSE OF THE TACTICAL SITUATION, HE CAME INTO THE LANDING ZONE RATHER FAST, FLARED, AND MAINTAINED AN ALTITUDE OF APPROXIMATELY 25 FEET OVER THE TALL GRASS AND BRUSH. HE WAS CLEARED DOWN INTO THE LANDING ZONE BY HIS CREW, BUT WAS GIVEN NO OTHER CLEARANCE INSTRUCTIONS UNTIL THE MOMENT BEFORE HIS MAIN ROTOR STRUCK A TREE. AT THAT TIME, HIS CREW CHIEF SAID "MOVE RIGHT, SIR". WO1 ROSTINE MADE AN ATTEMPT TO MOVE TO THE RIGHT, BUT STRUCK THE TREE ALMOST INSTANTLY. AS THE AIRCRAFT SETTLED TO THE GROUND, THE TAIL ROTOR STRUCK THE HEAVY BRUSH AND BROKE OFF. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-19488
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 1168.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6811   9    9 WAYAAA 119 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812 116  125 WAYAAA 119 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901 156  281 WAYAAA 119 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902   0  281 WC5CAA 572ND MI DET     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903   1  282 WC5CAA 572ND MI DET     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904   1  283 WC5CAA 572ND MI DET     VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905 130  413 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906 120  533 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907  80  613 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908 149  762 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909 102  864 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910  95  959 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911   0  959 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912  46 1005 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001  63 1068 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002 107 1175 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003  90 1265 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004 123 1388 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005   0 1388 3326   7 CORPS SPT COM  GERMANY                     EUROPE   


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