Helicopter UH-1H 69-15514


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 69-15514
The Army purchased this helicopter 0770
Total flight hours at this point: 00001057
Date: 10/13/1971
Incident number: 711013111ACD Accident case number: 711013111 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 57 MED DET
The station for this helicopter was Binh Thuy in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 5 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 3
costing 580945
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 CW2 SCHULZ RONALD KENNETH KIA
P WO1 CHRIN JOHN STEPHEN KIA
CE SP4 DARRAH MICHAEL LEE KIA
C PFC PATE RICKY ALAN KIA
MD SGT GAYTAN HUGO ARAUX KIA


Accident Summary:

 AIRCRAFT WAS ON A MEDEVAC MISSION. ON LAST CONTACT WITH RADAR CONTROL FACILITY, PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS IMC. RADAR CONTACT WAS LOST APPROXIMATELY SEVEN (7) MILES FROM A 2,000 FOOT MOUNTAIN. AIRCRAFT IMPACTED ON THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN NEAR CHAU LANG RVN. A FIRE WAS SPOTTED BY GROUND OBSERVERS WHO WERE UNABLE TO REACH THE CRASH SITE UNTIL THE FOLLOWING MORNING. FIVE BODIES WERE RECOVERED.\\

This record was last updated on 09/20/1998


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