Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13530
The Army purchased this helicopter 0165
Total flight hours at this point: 00001010
Incident number: 670416031ACD Accident case number: 670416031 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 14 TC BN
Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
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 WALSH GORDON O DELL KIA
CE SP5 HELRIEGEL DAVID KIA
G SP5 CHATOS WALTER ALEX JR KIA
C MSG BUTCHER JOHN HENRY JR KIA
Five minutes after take-off, the aircraft became uncontrollable. The main rotor blades flexed down on the left rear of the aircraft then flexed down on the engine compartment. The fuel and oil lines broke and the engine ignited. The aircraft fell into the China Sea.
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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