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
Incident number: 670811191ACD Accident case number: 670811191 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: USARV FLT DET
Number killed in accident = 5 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 4
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 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
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.
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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