Helicopter or incident 66-19075


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 66-19075
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000331
Date: 01/06/1968
Accident case number: 680106081
Unit: 179 ASHC
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 15454
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W3 RN GIDNEY
P W1 RD MILLER


Accident Summary:

Aircraft on approach with sling load lost RPM and settled into ground with major damage


War Story:
The 52d CAB unit history states that this CH-47A crashed in the vicinity of ZB158468. The aircraft was on final approach to a fire base, lost power and settled to the ground with major damage to the aircraft with negative injuries to the crew or passengers. The accident record gives CP Schmidt as the name of the location.

This record was last updated on 06/06/1997


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 66-19075
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000331
Date: 08/04/1968
Unit: ARADMAC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0100 feet and 070 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 Bottom
Systems damaged were: HYDRAULIC SYS, ELECTRICAL 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: JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 66-19075
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000407
Date: 03/24/1969
Unit: 242 ASHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Troop Insertation
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was Landing at 0100 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 3 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM, MORTAR)
The helicopter was hit in the Aft area causing Fragmentation Damage.
Systems damaged were: OIL SYS, TRANSMISSION, PERSONNEL, ELECTRICAL SYS, MAIN ROTOR
Casualties = 01 INJ . .
The helicopter Continued Flight. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Ultimate forced landing
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: CRAFX, MISC (Miscellaneous. Crash Facts Message. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 66-19075
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000563
Date: 05/14/1969
Unit: 242 ASHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply , Sling Loading.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was Landing at 0150 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 18 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 Bottom
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, MAIN ROTOR SYS, FLT CONTROLS
The helicopter Continued Flight. unknown.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives.
Ultimate precautionary landing
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: MISC, JSIDR (Miscellaneous. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 66-19075
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00002149
Date: 04/04/1971
Incident number: 71040411.KIA
Unit: 242 ASHC
This was a Other incident.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XT857109
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
C SP4 HART BENNY EUGENE KIA


War Story:
Unauthorized flight by unqualified individual

This record was last updated on 07/11/2003


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: SP4 Benny Eugene Hart
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/04/1971 while performing the duty of Crew member unspecified.
Age at death: 21.4
Date of Birth: 11/12/1949
Home City: Levelland, TX
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 242 ASHC
Major organization: USARV
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-105
Short Summary: During an unauthorized flight, lost control and crashed inverted.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 66-19075
SSN: 465908156
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67U2F = CH-47 Helicopter Repairer
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: unknown or not reported
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 06/22/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Gia Dinh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT874148
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995


The following is Goldbook information on helicopter CH-47A tail number 66-19075
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 0367.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
196703   0    0 W0Y6AA TRAN MDMHELCO S  ALASKA                      ALASKA  
196704   0    0 W0Y6AA TRAN MDMHELCO S  ALASKA                      ALASKA  
196705   0    0 W0Y6AA TRAN MDMHELCO S  ALASKA                      ALASKA  
196706   1    1 W0MAAA DIR FOR MAINT    1ST ARMY   NEW CUMBERLAND   AVCOM   
196707   0    1 W0MAAA DIR FOR MAINT    1ST ARMY   NEW CUMBERLAND   AVCOM   
196708   0    1 3300   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM   
196709   0    1 3300   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM   
196710  87   88 WC5KAA 179 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
196711  85  173 WC5KAA 179 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
196712 128  301 WC5KAA 179 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN     
196801  30  331 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
196802   0  331 W0Y6AA INTRANSIT        IN TRANSIT                  AVCOMCTR
196803   0  331 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM   
196804   0  331 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM   
196805   0  331 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM   
196806   0  331 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM   
196807   0  331 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM   
196808   0  331 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM   
196809   0  331 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM   
196810   0  331 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM   
196811   2  333 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM   
196812   0  333 W0MAAA DIR FOR MAINT    1ST ARMY   NEW CUMBERLAND   AVCOM   
196901   0  333 3300   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
196902   0  333 3300   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC 
196903  74  407 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
196904  99  506 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
196905  57  563 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
196906 121  684 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
196907  84  768 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
196908 103  871 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
196909  52  923 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
196910  84 1007 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
196911 102 1109 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
196912  85 1194 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
197001  81 1275 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
197002  77 1352 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
197003  46 1398 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
197004  99 1497 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
197005 103 1600 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
197006  99 1699 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
197007  29 1728 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
197008  71 1799 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
197009  94 1893 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
197010  76 1969 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
197011  40 2009 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
197012  29 2038 WDYDAA 242 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
197101  58 2096 WDYDAA 242 ASHC         VIETNAM                     RVN     
197102   0 2096 WDYDAA 242 ASHC         VIETNAM                     RVN     
197103  53 2149 WDYDAA 242 ASHC         VIETNAM                     RVN     


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