Helicopter AH-1G 68-15059


Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 68-15059
The Army purchased this helicopter 0269
Total flight hours at this point: 00000286
Date: 08/21/1969
Incident number: 690821311ACD Accident case number: 690821311 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: D/158 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Camp Eagle in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 577160
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 1LT RICHARDSON WILLARD D JR KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
CPT SHAW JOE CARL, AR, P , KIA


Accident Summary:

 ON 21 AUGUST 1969, AT AN UNKNOWN TIME, 1LT RICHARDSON AND CPT SHAW DEPARTED CAMP EAGLE, RVN, IN AH-1G, SN 68-15059. THE SEQUECE OF EVENTS LEADING UP THE ACCIDENT ARE UNKNOWN. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES WHO SAW THE AIRCRAFT IN THE AIR PRIOR TO THE SEPARATION OF THE MAIN ROTOR HUB AND BLADES BEFORE THE CRASH. AFTER FLYING FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME, THE MAIN ROTOR HUB AND BLADES SEPARATED FROM THE REST OF THE AIRCRAFT RESULTING IN A CRASH AND FIRE. THE AIRCRAFT FELL ON ITS LEFT SIDE DOING 360 DEGREE SPINS. THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES HIT THE GROUND APPROXIMATELY 300 YARDS SW OF THE AIRCRAFT.\\

This record was last updated on 09/20/1998


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