Helicopter UH-1D 65-09597


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-09597
The Army purchased this helicopter 1265
Total flight hours at this point: 00001953
Date: 12/22/1967
Incident number: 671222011ACD Accident case number: 671222011 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 173 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Di An in
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 3 . . Passengers = 0
costing 282516
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 KL DEMARANV
P W1 PG BENSTON
CE SP5 FULLER JOHN F KIA
G E4 DR PITTMAN


Accident Summary:

On take off, the aircraft went IFR in dust and the pilot lost visual reference to the ground. The aircraft drifted left into concertina wire fence hooking the skids in the fence causing the aircraft to crash.

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021


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