Helicopter OH-13S 64-15411


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-13S tail number 64-15411
The Army purchased this helicopter 0965
Total flight hours at this point: 00001644
Date: 06/30/1968
Incident number: 680630101ACD Accident case number: 680630101 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 120 CAC
The station for this helicopter was Pleiku / CP Schmidt in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: ZA105457
Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 198640
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 WO1 JONES FRANK WARREN KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
MAJ WHITEHEAD WILLIAM C JR, AR, PX, KIA


Accident Summary:

While flying low level due to weather, engine failure occurred. The aircraft struck the ground in an extreme nose high-tail low attitude. The low RPM and loss of tail rotor control caused the aircraft to roll nearly inverted and impact on its left side. Fire consumed most of the cockpit area. Suspect carburetor malfunction.

This record was last updated on 07/30/2008


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