Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13609
The Army purchased this helicopter 0465
Total flight hours at this point: 00001797
Incident number: 670326011ACD Accident case number: 670326011 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 56 TC CO
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.
Loss to Inventory
P CPT KIRBY RANCE A KIA
P W1 KF WEIGAND
CE E4 RA FULLER
G E4 WH KITCHING
In flight, the crew heard a loud bang. After the autorotation, the aircraft hit the ground sideways then rolled over to the right. The main rotor blades struck a tree stump and broke up. Analysis revealed a failure of the main drive shaft. Suspect improper lubrication.
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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