Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-01200
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000272
Incident number: 671022071ACD Accident case number: 671022071 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 170 AHC
Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory
P WO1 STARK LAWRENCE J KIA
AC WO1 SUGHRUE PATRICK J KIA
CE SP4 GRIFFEE THOMAS LYNN KIA
G SP4 EICKHOLT ROBERT LEO KIA
The aircraft crashed and burned shortly after take off. The take off was low level never being more than 10 - 20 feet above the ground. The aircraft commander was at the controls. He struck a tree with the tail rotor. He then lost control of the aircraft which spun to the right, descended nose low to impact and exploded.
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998
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