Helicopter UH-1H 69-15368


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 69-15368
The Army purchased this helicopter 0570
Total flight hours at this point: 00001731
Date: 04/18/1972
Incident number: 720418051ACD Accident case number: 720418051 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 60 AVN
The station for this helicopter was Ninh Hoa in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 6 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 2
costing 567720
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 HERMANN GREGORY WILLIAM KIA
AC CW2 WIGGINS RONALD HOWARD KIA
CE SP4 STOVER DAVID DONALD KIA
G PFC BECKER TOMMY JOE KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
X1 KYU CB, , PX, KIA
X2 JU JH, , PX, KIA


Accident Summary:

 AIRCRAFT WAS FLYING AROUND A MOUNTAIN TOP IN A LEFT BANK WHEN IT ENTERED LOW LEVEL CLOUDS COVERING THE MOUNTAIN TOP IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. IT THEN RETURNED TO AN ALMOST STRAIGHT FLIGHT PATH WITH A SLIGHT RATE OF DESCENT, BEFORE IMPACTING INTO THE SIDE OF A RIDGE RUNNING FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOP. THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO TREES IN WHAT APPEARED TO BE A LEVEL ATTITUDE WITH A SLIGHT RATE OF DESCENT. THE AIRCRAFT BURNED UPON IMPACT. THE BODIES OF TWO ROK SOLDIERS WERE RECOVERED NEAR THE WRECKAGE AND THE BODIES OF THE FOUR CREWMEMBERS WERE RECOVERED FROM THE BURNED WRECKAGE.\\

This record was last updated on 09/20/1998


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