Helicopter UH-1B 63-08649


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08649
The Army purchased this helicopter 0664
Total flight hours at this point: 00001492
Date: 08/11/1967
Incident number: 670811191ACD Accident case number: 670811191 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: USARV FLT DET
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 5 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 4
costing 438988
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

Crew Members:
AC W1 DE DORSNER
P W1 JL BEGLEY
CE SGT GRAMMER HENRY BRIAN KIA
G E4 SW STAGG

Passengers and/or other participants:
PFC GENTLE CLYDE GLENN, AR, PX, KIA
PFC MOORE ALBERT JR, AR, PX, KIA
SGT SNIDER RONNIE M, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 MCINTOSH RANDALL LEE, AR, PX, KIA


Accident Summary:

While attempting to stop a sampan crossing a river, the aircraft lost RPM while making a low slow turn. The aircraft struck the water and sank.


War Story:
The aircraft sank in the Song Dong Nai River after the main rotor struck the water while trying to blow a sampan back to the river bank. It was later determined to be loss of tail rotor. eye witness, Tom Balfour, July 1997.

This record was last updated on 09/20/1998


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