Helicopter CH-47A 66-19069


Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 66-19069
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00000729
Date: 04/26/1968
Incident number: 680426151ACD Accident case number: 680426151 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 339 TC
This was a Accident incident.
The station for this helicopter was Pleiku / CP Schmidt in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: ZA186533
Number killed in accident = 10 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 6
costing 1613237
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:
P CW4 CRULL DALE ALTON KIA
P CW2 BROWN ROBERT LEE KIA
CE SP4 CREASON JESS WILLIAM JR KIA
C SP6 APRILLIANO ANJELO JOSEPH KIA
PX SP5 DEWEESE WILLIAM CHARLES KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
SP5 STILES MICHAEL PAUL, AR, PX, KIA
SSG WINCHESTER LARRY ALDEN, AR, PX, KIA
PFC MILLER FRED ANTHONY, AR, PX, KIA
SFC MILLER EDDIE LEE, AR, PX, KIA
PFC DRAPER WILFRED, AR, PX, KIA


Accident Summary:

After replacing two engine gear boxes to transmission drive shafts and reinspecting, the aircraft departed on the flight. It was observed to explode and fall to the ground burning. The rotor blades became desynchronized due to lack of lubrication in the combining transmission.

This record was last updated on 09/20/1998


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