Helicopter UH-1D 64-13726


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13726
The Army purchased this helicopter 0765
Total flight hours at this point: 00001575
Date: 01/17/1967
Incident number: 670117071ACD Accident case number: 670117071 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 118 AHC
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 8 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 4
costing 228554
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:
AC CPT SAFFLE EDGAR JOE JR KIA
P CPT BROCKMAN RICHARD BELTON KIA
CE SP4 HARDEN JAMES ARNO KIA
G SP4 MAGISTRO ANTHONY PHILIP KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
SP4 CROWDER HERBERT HAROLD, AR, PX, KIA
PFC GRAY LARRY GENE, AR, PX, KIA
PFC EPPS HERSCHEL LEE JR, AR, PX, KIA
PFC KREBS FRANK J, AR, PX, KIA


Accident Summary:

The tail boom was chopped up by the main rotor blades. The aircraft crashed and burned. The mast broken in two above damper splines. The transmission separated from the fuselage and the main rotor system in flight. It is possible that the aircraft was hit with hostile fire but the exact cause is unknown. The accident board concluded that the push pull control rod attached to the synchronized elevator became separated in flight.

This record was last updated on 07/21/2001


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