Helicopter UH-1D 66-16219


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16219
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000582
Date: 12/16/1967
Incident number: 671216011ACD Accident case number: 671216011 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 170 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Pleiku / CP Schmidt in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 3 . . Injured = 7 . . Passengers = 6
costing 413954
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

Crew Members:
P WO1 KING THOMAS RAY KIA
P W1 RN EARLE
CE E4 AW HOOD
G E4 LC SNYDER

Passengers and/or other participants:
PFC KELLY FATHIES JR, AR, PX, KIA
E4 LENCKI JL, PAX, D
E3 BOULIER GL, PAX, D
PFC GROOVER JAMES COMPTON, AR, PX, KIA
E4 BOWLE R, PAX, D
O1 ERHARDT GH, PAX, D


Accident Summary:

The aircraft departed north and failed to clear trees. After numerous blade strikes, it settled inverted at the base of 200 foot trees.

This record was last updated on 09/20/1998


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