Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 62-12358
The Army purchased this helicopter 1063
Total flight hours at this point: 00001668
Incident number: 670518151ACD Accident case number: 670518151 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: A/227 AVN
Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . 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
P WO1 ROBERTS JOHN J KIA
P WO1 BROSE ALBERT C KIA
G SP5 HURSTON HUGH LARRY KIA
CE SGT RIMMER JEARL EDWARD KIA
On a landing approach, the tail rotor separated from the aircraft then it entered a violent spin. After that the nose started pitching up and down and the aircraft continued to spin. It contacted the ground in a nose low attitude and on its left side. The aircraft caught fire on impact. Analysis revealed - material failure in the tail rotor hub assembly.
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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