Helicopter UH-1C 66-00686


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00686
Date: 01/02/1968
Incident number: 680102031ACD Accident case number: 680102031 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 68 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Bien Hoa in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 403079
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 W1 JR RADCLIFF
P W1 EL SITZER
CE SP5 LAKIN RICHARD DENMAN KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
LOCAL COMMAND, LCO, G


Accident Summary:

Aircraft involved were UH-1C 66-686, UH-1D 66-16061, and UH-1D 66-16036. Aircraft 686 was on a night approach to an unlighted dusty airfield with nine aircraft parked with blades tied. While terminating approach, 686 went IFR in dust and flew between 061 and 063. 686's tail rotor struck main rotor blade of 036 knocking off 686's tail rotor causing it to spin right. Tail boom then struck tail boom of 061. Flight terminated with 686 lying on left side 180 degrees from direction of landing and right of 061.

This record was last updated on 09/20/1998


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