Helicopter UH-1H 67-19524


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-19524
The Army purchased this helicopter 1168
Total flight hours at this point: 00000581
Date: 10/10/1969
Incident number: 691010231ACD Accident case number: 691010231 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: C/227 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Phouc Vinh in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 7 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 5
costing 550165
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 W2 RH VARNEY
P WO1 BROWN THOMAS FRANCIS JR KIA
CE CPL LAZARUS ROBERT LANI KIA
G SP4 LONG SHELBY MARCENE KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
SGT GODFREY WILLIAM ROLLAND, AR, PX, KIA
E3 FB SOWA, PAX, C
SP4 PREWITT LARRY GENE, AR, PX, KIA
SP4 SALINAS JOSE CONTRERAS, AR, PX, KIA
CPL ADAMS WILLIAM RAYMOND, AR, PX, KIA


Accident Summary:

 AIRCRAFT WAS ON FINAL EXTRACTION MISSION. THE ROUTE WAS FROM A PICKUP ZONE IN THE VICINITY OF COORD XU891124 TO FIRE SUPPORT BASE DEB. THE ESTABLISHED ACL WAS 5 TROOPS. THE PZ COULD ONLY ACCOMODATE ONE AIRCRAFT AT A TIME. AIRCRAFT 524, HAD PREVIOUSLY TAKEN OUT TWO SORTIES OF TROOPS TO FSB DEB. ON THE THIRD SORTIE FIVE TROOPS WERE LOADED ON THE AIRCRAFT IN THE PICKUP ZONE. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED ON A HEADING OF 190 DEGREES AND PICKED UP TO A HOVER, MOVING SLIGHTLY TO THE REAR AND UP, FOR A 260 DEGREE DEPARTURE. WHILE LIFTING OUT OF THE PICKUP ZONE, THE MAIN ROTOR BLADE STRUCK A TREE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT APPROXIMATELY 75 FEET FROM THE GROUND. THE AIRCRAFT DESCENDED TO THE GROUND ROLLING SLIGHTLY ON ITS RIGHT SIDE IN A NOSE LOW ATTITUDE. FIRE BEGAN IMMEIDATELY AFTER GROUND CONTACT.\\

This record was last updated on 08/14/1999


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