Helicopter UH-1C 65-09432


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 65-09432
The Army purchased this helicopter 0166
Total flight hours at this point: 00000474
Date: 11/29/1967
Incident number: 671129111ACD Accident case number: 671129111 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: A/1/9 CAV
UTM grid coordinates: BS667227 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 49PBS667227)
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 4 . . Passengers = 1
costing 260079
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 WW DAVIS
P W1 JL WATSON
CE CPL HETTICH DONALD LEE KIA
G E4 MW WILLIMON

Passengers and/or other participants:
W2 COSTELLO AT, OAY, D


Accident Summary:

The aircraft departed the LZ on an armed recon mission with max gross weight and five persons on board. During take off, the aircraft lost RPM and continued with its mission. Starting up a ravine, an enemy soldier was spotted by the gunner and the same pilot lost RPM. Due to a tall tree, he turned left to engage the target at low airspeed. The aircraft lost RPM and the pilot landed on the side of a ravine and the aircraft slide ten feet then tipped over on its left side into a small stream bed.

This record was last updated on 02/21/2018


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