Helicopter OH-6A 67-16096


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 67-16096
The Army purchased this helicopter 0668
Total flight hours at this point: 00000543
Date: 05/17/1970
Incident number: 700517081ACD Accident case number: 700517081 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: E/82 ARTY 1 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Phouc Vinh in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 0
costing 170021
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 CPT BLANSCET MICHAEL JOHN INJ
G E5 TB BROMAN


Accident Summary:

 THE AIRCRAFT WAS ASSIGNED A SCOUT MISSION AS THE "LOW BIRD" ON A HUNTER-KILLER TEAM. THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN FLYING FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES ON THIS MISSION BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. APPROXIMATELY 5 TO 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE ACCIDENT THE PILOT TOLD THE RIGHT DOOR GUNNER TO PULL THE INSPECTION PANELS AND CHECK THE TAIL ROTOR DRIVE SHAFT BECAUSE HE THOUGHT SOMETHING WAS WRONG. THIS WAS TO BE DONE THE NEXT TIME THE AIRCRAFT LANDED. THE PILOT WAS FLYING LOW LEVEL ABOUT 100 TO 150 FEET ABOVE THE TREES WHEN HE WENT INTO A RIGHT HAND TURN. THE AIRCRAFT LOST AIRSPEED IN THE TURN AND STARTED SPINNING TO THE RIGHT AFTER COMPLETING A 180 DEGREE TURN. THE PILOT KEPT THE AIRCRAFT FAIRLY LEVEL UNTIL HE CRASHED INTO THE TREES.\\

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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