Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13744
The Army purchased this helicopter 0865
Total flight hours at this point: 00001784
Incident number: 670406221ACD Accident case number: 670406221 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 128 AHC
Number killed in accident = 7 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 4
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
P CPT NEWTON RICHARD ERIC KIA
P WO1 DARCY JAMES LEO KIA
G SP4 DURELL ALGER EDGAR JR KIA
Passengers and/or other participants:
MSG MEDINA-TORRES VINCENTE, AR, PX, KIA
SFC PATENAUDE HENRY EDWARD, AR, PX, KIA
SP5 POOLE CONRAD EARL, AR, PX, KIA
SP5 DYKES RICHARD MONROE, AR, PX, KIA
The trunion bearing on the rotating part of the swash plate came out in flight causing loss of control to one main rotor blade. Suspect the trunion retaining bolts were improperly torques allowing the assembly to move in and out wearing the bolt's shanks until there was no retaining shoulder. The aircraft fell from cruise altitude. Turbine wheel blade failure.
This record was last updated on 09/20/1998
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