Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16125
Incident number: 671013071ACD Accident case number: 671013071 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 188 AHC, 12 CAG
Number killed in accident = 2 . . 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 MAJ MORROW BOYD ELLIS KIA
CE SGT GREEN JIMMIE WAYNE KIA
The aircraft was estimated to have been in an autorotation and struck the ground in an upright manner at high speed. The blades struck the ground and dug into a rice paddy causing dislodging of the transmission and a portion of the rotor blade to land left and forward of the line of the wreckage. The aircraft struck the ground with the right side down, began to fly apart, roll, caught fire and finally came to rest inverted 140 to 160 meters from the point of initial contact.
This record was last updated on 08/31/1998
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