Helicopter UH-1H 66-16206


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16206
The Army purchased this helicopter 0367
Total flight hours at this point: 00001107
Date: 06/25/1968
Incident number: 680625052ACD Accident case number: 680625052 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 240 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Bear Cat in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: YT077018
Number killed in accident = 12 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 8
costing 0
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. )
Summary: Believe this aircraft was BLUE 4 which was damaged after flying through debris from mid-air of BLUE 1 (66-16592) and the C&C (66-16601).
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P WO1 HOFFMAN DAVID R KIA
P WO1 ROHTVALI ARVI KIA
CE SP4 SMITH WAYNE MICHAEL KIA
G SP4 POWELL ROBERT KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
X1 SITTIMONGKOL S, , PX, KIA
X1 TANGNOI V, , PX, KIA
X2 GOMOLWIPAT S, , PX, KIA
X2 SATCHAREON P, , PX, KIA
X2 PATSONG S, , PX, KIA
X2 SANPANG K, , PX, KIA
X2 FANGERN, , PX, KIA
X2 NIOYNART S, , PX, KIA


Accident Summary:

See accident summary for 66-16601 on 25 June 68.


War Story:
Flight was carrying troops from the Royal Army Thai Volunteer Brigade.

This record was last updated on 09/20/1998


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