Helicopter UH-1H 67-17207


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17207
The Army purchased this helicopter 0168
Total flight hours at this point: 00000349
Date: 06/24/1968
Incident number: 680624151ACD Accident case number: 680624151 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 173 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Di An in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XS932796
Number killed in accident = 5 . . Injured = 4 . . Passengers = 5
costing 498754
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 CPT SOUTHER WALTER ALVIN III KIA
P O2 A SANFORD
CE E5 ME COOPERLN
G SP4 JONES JERALD LOUIS KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
LTC HALL KENNETH WALTER, AR, PX, KIA
MAJ MILLER KENT FROEMMING, AR, PX, KIA
1LT VAUGHAN MICHAEL PATRICK, AR, PX, KIA
E9 KRAMER RH, PAX, D
CIV JE DECKARD, PAX, D


Accident Summary:

Aircraft takeoff reached an altitude of approximately 75 feet then was seen to crash into a river. The impact totally destroyed the aircraft . There were high winds from an approaching thunderstorm and the aircraft turned down wind.

This record was last updated on 09/20/1998


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