Helicopter UH-1D 65-10040


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-10040
The Army purchased this helicopter 0766
Total flight hours at this point: 00001510
Date: 04/14/1968
Incident number: 680414021ACD Accident case number: 680414021 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 116 AHC
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 43350
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 HJ MYERS
P O2 D MAHAFFY
CE E4 R HOLT
G SGT STELLMACH STANLEY R JR KIA


Accident Summary:

The aircraft was lifting out of POL when it had a tail rotor failure. The aircraft had a hard landing bending the skids. The gunner exited the aircraft right side and ran into the main rotor blade which was tilted as result of the collapsed right skid.

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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