Helicopter UH-1D 65-09987


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-09987
The Army purchased this helicopter 0666
Total flight hours at this point: 00001551
Date: 12/19/1967
Incident number: 671219041ACD Accident case number: 671219041 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 162 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Di An in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 10 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 6
costing 768954
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:
AC WO1 HOLZ JOHN FREDERICK KIA
P WO1 HARKE LARRY ARNOLD KIA
CE SP4 KLINE ROBERT DANIEL KIA
G SP4 CAMPANIELLO ANTHONY VICTO KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
CPL RADU STEVEN NICHOLAS, AR, PX, KIA
PFC MILEY EUGENE, AR, PX, KIA
SFC BROWN WALTER OTHO JR, AR, PX, KIA
SFC EVERETT LEROY, AR, PX, KIA
PFC WOOLFOLK JIMMY LEE, AR, PX, KIA
PFC CARPENTER CHARLES, AR, PX, KIA


Accident Summary:

While on a practice combat assault over 75 foot trees, the aircraft suffered partial or complete loss of power. The tail boom struck trees and separated from the aircraft. The main cabin struck the ground in a nose low attitude and turned over and burned on impact. Engine failure was due to fatigue failure of one blade in the turbine wheel.

This record was last updated on 09/20/1998


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