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Helicopter UH-1D 66-00882

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00882
The Army purchased this helicopter 1166
Total flight hours at this point: 00001858
Date: 11/18/1968
Accident case number: 681118151 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 173 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Di An in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 3 . . Passengers = 0
costing 228554
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W1 HUTCHISON JR
P W1 INABINET JH
CE E4 FAULKNER TD

Accident Summary:

 UH-1D HELICOPTER, ^SN : 66-882,^ WAS FLYING CHALK NUMBER 3 IN A FLIGHT OF FIVE. THE AIRCRAFT WITH CREW AND NO PASSENGERS, TOOK OFF TO THE NORTH FROM THE ^173RD AHC REVETMENT AREA AT LAI KHE^. THE FLIGHT THEN PROCEEDED DIRECTLY TO THE PZ AREA AT WHICH TIME 5 GROUND TROOPS WERE ON LOADED. A NORMAL TAKE OFF WAS EXECUTED AND THEIR CLIMB OUT COMMENCED. APPROXIMATELY TWO MINUTES AFTER TAKE OFF AND AT ABOUT 300 FT AGL THERE WAS A "LOUD GRINDING BANG" FROM THE ENGINE. THIS WAS ACCOMPANIED BY A SUDDEN YAW TO THE LEFT. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER HAS STATED THAT THE MASTER CAUTION LIGHT CAME ON, THE OIL PRESSURE LIGHT, AND ONE OTHER CAUTION LIGHT. HE COULD NOT RECALL WHAT THE OTHER CAUTION LIGHT WAS OR WHAT THE OIL PRESSURE GAUGE READ. HOWEVER, SINCE HIS ENGINE RPM WAS 6000, HE BELIEVED HIS ENGINE TO BE FUNCTIONING. CONSEQUENTLY, THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER REDUCED POWER, MADE SURE THE THROTTLE WAS FULLY OPENED, AND THAT THE GOVERNOR WAS FULLY BEEPED. THESE ACTIONS INCREASED THE ENGINE RPM TO 6400. AT THIS TIME, THE AIRCRAFT WAS ABOUT 200 FT ABOVE THE TREES AND AN APPLICATION OF POWER WAS ATTEMPTED, BUT THE ENGINE WOULD NOT RESPOND. SINCE THERE WAS NO OPEN AREA WITHIN AUTOROTATIVE REACH, THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER ELECTED TO MAKE AN AUTOROTATION INTO AN AREA WHERE THE TREES WERE THE LOWEST. THE AUTOROTATION WAS TERMINATED ABOUT 5 FEET ABOVE THE 40 FT HIGH TREES. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION POINTING IN THE DIRECTION OF FLIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER ORDERED EVERYONE TO EVACUATE THE AIRCRAFT. HE THEN SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN AND EXITED THE AIRCRAFT HIMSELF. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER AND PILOT RECEIVED VERY MINOR INJURIES. THE INVESTIGATING OFFICER INSPECTED THE WRECKAGE OF THE AIRCRAFT, INTERVIEWED PERSONNEL INVOLVED AND WITNESSES, OBTAINED STATEMENTS AND CONDUCTED INTERVIEWS WITH COMPETENT MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL INVOLVED WITH THE AIRCRAFT.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-00882
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 1166.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6611   0    0 W0MHAA DIROF SUP TRAN   6TH ARMY   SHARPE GD        SUPMACOM         
6612   0    0 W0MHAA DIROF SUP TRAN   6TH ARMY   SHARPE GD        SUPMACOM         
6701  81   81 WAYBAA 120 AVN CO AML   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6702  75  156 WAYBAA 120 AVN CO AML   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6703  89  245 WAYBAA 120 AVN CO AML   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6704  74  319 WAYBAA 120 AVN CO AML   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6705  93  412 WAYBAA 120 AVN CO AML   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6706  89  501 WAYBAA 120 AVN CO AML   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6707  33  534 WAYBAA 120 AVN CO AML   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6708  65  599 WAYBAA 120 AVN CO AML   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6709  77  676 WAYBAA 120 AVN CO AML   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6710  22  698 WAYBAA 120 AVN CO AML   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6711  85  783 WAYBAA 120 AVN CO AML   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6712  91  874 WAYBAA 120 AVN CO AML   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6801   0  874 WAYBAA 120 AVN CO AML   VIETNAM                     RVN     
6802  31  905 WFELAA 162 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6803   0  905 WFELAA 162 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6804 124 1029 WFELAA 162 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6805 154 1183 WFELAA 162 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806 107 1290 WFELAA 162 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6807 102 1392 WFELAA 162 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6808 163 1555 WFELAA 162 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6809 134 1689 WC41AA 173 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6810 121 1810 WC41AA 173 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6811  48 1858 WC5DAA 605 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812   0 1858 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR  
6901   0 1858 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN TRANSIT NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM         
6902   0 1858 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM          
6903   0 1858 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6904   0 1858 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6905   0 1858 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6906   0 1858 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6907   0 1858 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6908   0 1858 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM        
6909   0 1858 3300   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
6910  97 1955 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911 119 2074 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912 125 2199 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001 101 2300 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002 106 2406 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003  49 2455 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004   0 2455 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005   0 2455 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7006   5 2460 WHB1AA 166 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7007   1 2461 WHUWAA 306 TRANS CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY 
7008  20 2481 WAYQAA 59 AVN CO        KOREA                       8TH ARMY
7009  55 2536 WAYQAA 59 AVN CO        KOREA                       8TH ARMY
7010   0 2536 WAYQAA 59 AVN CO        KOREA                       8TH ARMY
7011  46 2582 WAYQAA 59 AVN CO        KOREA                       8TH ARMY
7012   0 2582 WAYQAA 59 AVN CO        KOREA                       8TH ARMY
7101   0 2582 WAYQAA 59TH AVN CO      KOREA                       8TH ARMY
7102  48 2630 WAYQAA 59TH AVN CO      KOREA                       8TH ARMY
7103  61 2691 WDYAAA 239TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY 
7104   0 2691 WDYAAA 239TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY
7105  88 2779 WDYAAA 239TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY 
7106  70 2849 WDYAAA 239TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY 
7107  12 2861 WDYAAA 239TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY 
7108  57 2918 WDYAAA 239TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY 
7109  18 2936 WDYAAA 239TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY 
7110  29 2965 WDYAAA 239TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY 
7111  35 3000 WDYAAA 239TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY 
7112   8 3008 WDYAAA 239TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY
7201  27 3035 WDYAAA 239TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY 
7202  31 3066 WDYAAA 239TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY 
7203   8 3074 WDYAAA 239TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY
7204  39 3113 WDYAAA 239TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY 
7205  24 3137 WDYAAA 239TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY 
7206  18 3155 WDYAAA 239TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY 
7207  22 3177 WDYAAA 239TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY 
7208  33 3210 WDYAAA 239TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY 
7209  21 3231 WDYAAA 117TH AVN CO     KOREA                       KOREA   
7210  18 3249 WDYAAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7211  30 3279 WDYAAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7212  28 3307 WAX8AA 117TH AVN CO     KOREA                       KOREA   
7301  19 3326 WAX8AA 117TH AVN CO     KOREA                       KOREA   
7302  43 3369 WAX8AA 117TH AVN CO     KOREA                       KOREA   
7303  30 3399 WAX8AA 117TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY
7304  50 3449 WAX8AA 117TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY
7305  33 3482 WAX8AA 117TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY
7306   0 3482 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7307   1 3483 WC3HAA 128TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY
7308   0 3483 WC3HAA 128TH AVN CO     KOREA                       8TH ARMY
7309   0 3483 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7310   0 3483 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7311   0 3483 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7312   1 3484 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7401   0 3484 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM     
7402   0 3484 W3REAA SUP MAINT CTR    HAWAII                      HAWAII  
7403   0 3484 W3REAA SUP MAINT CTR    HAWAII                      HAWAII  
7404   0 3484 W3REAA SUP MAINT CTR    HAWAII                      HAWAII  
7405   4 3488 WAX9AA 118 AVN CO       HAWAII                      HAWAII  
7405   4 3488 WAX9AA 118 AVN CO       HAWAII                      HAWAII  
7409  13 3575 WAX9AA 118TH AVN CO     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    HAWAII        
7410   7 3582 WAX9AA 118TH AVN CO     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    HAWAII        
7411  42 3624 WAX9AA 118TH AVN CO     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    HAWAII        
7412  31 3655 WAX9AA 118TH AVN CO     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM         
7501   0 3655 WAX9AA 118TH AVN CO     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM        
7502  14 3669 WAX9AA 118TH AVN CO     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM         
7503  10 3679 WAX9AA 118TH AVN CO     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM         
7504  32 3711 WAX9AA 118TH AVN CO     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM         
7505  40 3751 WAX9AA 118TH AVN CO     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM         
7506  23 3774 WAX9AA 118TH AVN CO     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM         
7507   5 3779 WAX9AA 118TH AVN CO     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM        
7509  28 3837 WAX9AA 118TH AVN CO     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM         
7510  15 3852 WAX9AA 118TH AVN CO     HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM         
7511   0 3852 W3RBAA USA SP CMD PROP  HAWAII     SCHOFIELD BKS    FORSCOM           
7512   0 3852 W0MUAA DIR OF SUPPLY    IN STORAGE CORPUS CH AD     AVSCOM            


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