Helicopter UH-1D 64-13724


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13724
Date: 07/11/1966
Incident number: F539ACD Accident case number: F539
Unit: 121 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at 1500 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges.
The helicopter was hit in the Fuselage causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 04 DOI . . Number killed in accident = 13 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 9
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
costing 239921
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. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, UH1P1, 00376, CRAFX, STMNT, FM232 (Operations Report. Crash Facts Message. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC 1LT AYDLETT JAMES QUINEL KIA
P WO1 JONES JACKIE DALLAS KIA
CE PFC NANCE DAVID EUGENE KIA
G SP4 SFERRAZZA ANGELO JOSEPH KIA


Accident Summary:

Flying in formation on landing approach, the following aircraft saw an explosion in the area of the barrier filters. After a second explosion, the aircraft descended vertically, the main rotor separating from the aircraft. The aircraft crashed in an unsecured area and burned. It is assumed hostile fire or an accidental discharge of a grenade or weapon within the cabin caused the crash.


War Story:
Two V's of five - ten ship formation out of New Camau strip carrying ARVN troops at 2500 feet. One of the troops popped off an M-79 round accidentally. The helicopter rolled right, inverted, and beat itself to death. Four U.S. and eight ARVN killed. by Tom Latson, July 1998.

This record was last updated on 07/25/1998


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