Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16529
Incident number: 670731061ACD Accident case number: 670731061 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 189 AHC
UTM grid coordinates: ZA113343 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PZA113343)
Number killed in accident = 3 . . Injured = 1 . . 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 NAKKERUD ARNOLD OLAF KIA
P WO1 SHROPSHIRE GLEN EMERY KIA
G SP4 HART DONALD WAYNE KIA
The crew chief stated that the aircraft inadvertently went IFR during low level flight and struck a tree in a descending left turn attempting to return to VFR. There was a low ceiling of mist at the time.
This record was last updated on 04/30/2020
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Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021
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