Helicopter UH-1C 66-15052


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15052
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000838
Date: 04/25/1968
Incident number: 680425111ACD Accident case number: 680425111 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: D/227 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Camp Evans in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YC247644
Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 502914
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 HOYT ERVIN JAMES KIA
P 1LT SPENCER KENNETH GLENN KIA
CE SP4 MAKUCK MICHAEL PATRICK KIA
G SP4 KENDALL JAMES D KIA


Accident Summary:

The aircraft experienced an engine failure, crashed and burned while attempting an autorotation.


War Story:
On 25 April 1968 I was in 1st Platoon, D CO, Guns, 227th AHB, 1st Cav. On that day I was flying wing on Ervin J. Hoyt (AC) and 1LT Kenneth Glenn Spencer (Pilot).They had an engine failure at a very high altitude. This was during Operation Delaware, invasion of A Shau Valley. They had a failed autorotation over extremely difficult mountainous terrain. From: Robert Kelly, CW2

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