Helicopter UH-1C 66-00496


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00496
Date: 08/27/1966
Incident number: G758ACD Accident case number: G758
Unit: A/501 AVN
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 241950
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 PERKINS WILLIAM DEWITT JR KIA
AC WO1 BANKS ROBERT LEE KIA
G SSG HOWELL RANDALL DUMON KIA
CE SP4 RUNNELLS EVERETT PORTER KIA


Accident Summary:

Burning aircraft sighted from the air after impact. Investigation revealed non standard bolts and nuts for installaton of aircraft universal stores rack. Loss of top bolt caused other points to fail. XM 16 subsystem pivoted down and rearward striking the tail boom which came off in flight.

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998


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