Helicopter UH-1D 64-13518


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13518
Date: 09/24/1966
Incident number: G508ACD Accident case number: G508
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
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. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P CPT EBEL WILLIAM EARNEST KIA
AC WO1 ELLISON WAYNE EDWIN KIA
CE PFC BUCHANAN ELMER LEVERNE KIA
G SP4 LUCKSTEAD EDWIN JOSEF KIA


Accident Summary:

ACFT RETURNING TO BASE AFTER DISCH TRPS SUS ACFT HIT BY ARTY FIRE SUP INFO ACDT INVEST NO ARTY FIRE ALONG FLT PATH ACFT SEEN GOING DOWN WITH MR SYS FOLLOWING NOT ATTACHED SUS FAIL CONNECTING LINK RIGID FSN 1560 830-9755


War Story:
9-24-66, Cpt Ebel, WO1 Ellison, PFC Buchannan (G), SP4 Luckstead (CE) According to Ed Shufflebarger and George Dobbs, this crash was caused by mechanical failure - push pull tube failed while in trail formation (they were last ship) up valley 506 in bad weather. No radio call, no nothing. Flight just short one ship when it arrived destination. JoeC/227th, semancheck@mindspring.com , Jan 99.

This record was last updated on 01/21/1999


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