Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16046
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000039
Incident number: 670513011ACD Accident case number: 670513011 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 155 AHC
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 3 . . Passengers = 0
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
AC WO1 NELSON TERRANCE WILLIAM KIA
P W1 AL LIPPERT
CE E4 RF BUEHNER
G E3 EJ EVANS
The CE heard a humming noise, then the aircraft lost power. After the autorotation, it crashed nose low and rolled over one time. An observer noted that the aircraft had low rotor RPM on impact. Analysis revealed a short shaft failure which was not detected by the tech inspector - maintenance discrepancy.
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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