Helicopter UH-1D 63-08790


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 63-08790
Date: 05/04/1966
Incident number: 0E633ACD Accident case number: 0E633 Total Loss Accident
Unit: 15 MED 1 CAV
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 0
costing 255147
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 GA COX
CE E5 W MAYFIELD
G PFC JACKYMACK RUDOLPH KIA


War Story:
I was first at the a/c and got the pilot out. Mayfield, the crewchief was in the left seat. ( I went to maint. school at Rucker with him. ) Helped get him out. It was a mess with the instrument panel and cyclic pushed up against him with the a/c on fire. I got someone's knife and cut his seat belt and shoulder harness to get him out. I didn't check the rear cabin ..... and that still haunts me to this day. The ship went down on the Cav's base camp perimeter ( the Green Line ) at An Khe. From: ED LEMP

This record was last updated on 01/20/2008


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