Helicopter UH-1D 66-16596


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16596
The Army purchased this helicopter 0767
Total flight hours at this point: 00000808
Date: 02/23/1968
Incident number: 680223131ACD Accident case number: 680223131 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 170 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Pleiku / CP Schmidt in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: AP881484
Number killed in accident = 9 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 7
costing 456354
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. )
Summary: Engine failed and aircraft crashed into the trees with Quang Duc Province Chief and American advisors as passengers.
Loss to Inventory and Helicopter was not recovered

Crew Members:
AC WO1 HIGHT WILLIAM REID KIA
P W1 MR KIRBY
CE SP4 GREEN ROBERT EARL KIA
G E3 TM HOLBROOK

Passengers and/or other participants:
LTC ETHERIDGE JAMES RALPH, AR, PX, KIA
MAJ PURSER CHARLES EDWARD, AR, PX, KIA
CIV HAMBLIN RN, MC, PX, KIA
COL MANH, VA, PX, KIA
NO NAME, PAX, A
NO NAME, PAX, A
NO NAME, PAX, A


Accident Summary:

On climb out, aircraft EGT was not normal. Mission continued. Later engine failed. Pilot tried landing but crashed into trees and the ground.

This record was last updated on 02/22/2000


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