Helicopter OH-23G 64-15180

Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-23G tail number 64-15180
Date: 08/12/1967
Incident number: 670812011ACD Accident case number: 670812011 Total loss or fatality Accident
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 96363
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:

Accident Summary:

While climbing to 180 feet, a grinding noise was heard and the RPM started to bleed off. The engine quit and the transmission light came on. While making an autorotation into jungle growth, the left skid struck a log and the aircraft rolled on its right side. The rotor blades of the rescue aircraft (OH-23G 63-12784) struck SGT MAJ Stirnkorb as he stood on the skid of the downed aircraft. Suspect transmission and/or engine failure on this aircraft and engine failure on the rescue aircraft.

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998

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