Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-17015
The Army purchased this helicopter 1167
Total flight hours at this point: 00000028
Incident number: 671231061ACD Accident case number: 671231061 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 498 MED
The station for this helicopter was Qui Nhon in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 3 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 1
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
AC WO1 ADAMS THOMAS EDWARD KIA
P WO1 CHENEY WILLIAM CHARLES KIA
CE PFC HOLLAND WILLIAM DELBERT KIA
Passengers and/or other participants:
E5 MC LOPEZ, MD, C
At 4600 feet MSL the aircraft made a left turn and crashed into trees on the hill top. Weather was a factor with strong winds at 40 knots, turbulence and low lying clouds.
From 4th Div summary for January 1968. Entry on Jan 1 1968: At ZB138350, B/3/12th found wreckage of a helicopter that crashed 31 December 1967 resulting in three U.S. KIA and one U.S. WIA.
Vicinity Dak Mong 16 KM NE of Dak To City.
This record was last updated on 07/09/2008
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