Helicopter UH-1H 66-16966


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16966
The Army purchased this helicopter 1067
Total flight hours at this point: 00000203
Date: 01/10/1968
Incident number: 680110111ACD Accident case number: 680110111 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 2 BDE 1 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Bien Hoa in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 514554
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 LEMAIRE DOUGLAS JAMES KIA
P WO1 BERRY PAUL L KIA
CE SP5 HAIN ROBERT PAUL KIA
G SP4 KIZZIAH JERRY WAYNE KIA


Accident Summary:

Aircraft was making a left turn out of the refueling pad, when it veered to the right and crashed out of control. Burned after impact. Failure of the number one tail rotor drive shaft. Tail rotor drive shaft failure.

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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