Helicopter UH-1C 66-15219


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15219
The Army purchased this helicopter 0967
Total flight hours at this point: 00002635
Date: 11/02/1970
Incident number: 701102021ACD Accident case number: 701102021 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 191 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Can-Tho in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: WS128016
Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 436015
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 CW2 ORRICO JOHN THOMAS KIA
P WO1 CAMPBELL DOUGLAS JOHN KIA
CE SP5 BROWN KENNETH LAVERN KIA
G SP5 MALONEY OSCAR KIA


Accident Summary:

 AT 0650, 2 NOVEMBER 1970, AIRCRAFT UH-1C, SN 66-15219, WITH THE ABOVE CREW TOOK OFF FROM RACH GIA SHORT STRIP HEADING FOR THE RACH SOI AIRFIELD TO REFUEL. AFTER MAKING A RIGHT TURN OUT OF TRAFFIC AND LEVELLING OFF AT 500 FEET THE MAIN ROTOR SYSTEM SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT THEN NOSED OVER AND CRASHED INTO THE GROUND EXPLODING ON IMPACT. THE TRAIL GUNSHIP WHICH WAS FOLLOWING BEHIND AT THE TIME, CIRCLED THE AREA LOOKING FOR ANY POSSIBLE SURVIVORS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED AND THE CREW LOST.\\

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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