Helicopter UH-1D 66-16347


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16347
The Army purchased this helicopter 0567
Total flight hours at this point: 00000657
Date: 06/18/1968
Incident number: 680618011ACD Accident case number: 680618011 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 192 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Da Nang in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 0
costing 371554
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 W1 FL BARNES
P WO1 WENZEL MARK ANDREW KIA
CE SP5 BRENNAN THOMAS JOHN KIA
G E4 WL BERG


Accident Summary:

During flight, the pilot experienced an engine failure and started an autorotation toward a large clear grassy area. During the autorotation, the pilot watched the RPM to such an extent that he lost sight of the intended LZ. The aircraft hit the trees with an excessive rate of forward movement. A fire occurred shortly afterward which also destroyed the aircraft. Suspect engine failure.

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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