Helicopter UH-1D 64-13563


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13563
The Army purchased this helicopter 0265
Total flight hours at this point: 00001726
Date: 02/06/1967
Incident number: 670206121ACD Accident case number: 670206121 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 71 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XT862158
Number killed in accident = 6 . . Injured = 4 . . Passengers = 6
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 WO1 ROBBINS WILLIAM JAY KIA
P O5 RA WATERBURY
CE E4 JT UPDEGROV
G PFC NOWACK THOMAS MICHAEL KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
E6 CH MICHAUD, PAX, D
SGT ARMSTRONG EVERETT, AR, PX, KIA
PFC JOHNSON FRED ARTHUR, AR, PX, KIA
PFC SIMPSON CHESTER PAUL, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 CARRILLO GEORGE J JR, AR, PX, KIA
E3 RF MORELAND, PAX, D


Accident Summary:

The lower left longeron failed at the battery shelf, at approximately station 243.8 while on short final. The tail section separated from the fuselage. The main fuselage continued on spinning and throwing men from the aircraft. The main rotor blade cut through the cockpit. The aircraft struck the ground and rolled several times. Analysis revealed the structural failure due to wear caused by the battery shelf.

This record was last updated on 09/20/1998


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