Helicopter UH-1D 64-13668


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13668
The Army purchased this helicopter 0665
Total flight hours at this point: 00002085
Date: 12/28/1968
Incident number: 681228091ACD Accident case number: 681228091 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: HHC 10 CAB
The station for this helicopter was Dong Ba Thin in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: AQ814056
Number killed in accident = 5 . . Injured = 7 . . Passengers = 8
costing 556954
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 MAJ MCDONALD WILLIAM EARL JR KIA
P WO1 SHANG DONALD J KIA
CE SFC WRIGHT JAMES GREER SR KIA
G E6 BG GENTRY
PP WO1 PUGH RICHARD CARL KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
SSG MCGUIRE WILLIAM EDGAR, AR, PX, KIA
W1 FL SCHIKORA, PAX, D
E6 GI BEADLE, PAX, D
O2 KJ HUISMAN, PAX, D
O2 MH VACURA, PAX, D
E4 TD HARRINGTON, PAX, D
W1 B MCCULLOUGH, PAX, D


Accident Summary:

At 0845 hours, 28 Dec 68, the commanding officer of the 155th Assault Helicopter Company Drove Major McDonald to his aircraft. At this time, he checked the aricraft's fuel quantity gauge in order to ascertain that his POL section had refueled the aircraft. He noted that the aircraft had 1,200 pounds of fuel. He then bid farewell to Major McDonald and returned to his orderly room. At 0912 hours, 28 Dec 68, Maj McDonald called for departure instructions from the north SOD, Ban Me Thout City Field. The aircraft took off in a northeasterly direction over a rubber tree plantation. The aircraft had travelled approximately 1,000 meters from takeoff when it crashed.

This record was last updated on 01/24/1999


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