Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 65-09486
Incident number: H537BACD Accident case number: H537B
Unit: C/1/9 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Tuy Hoa in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory
P MAJ NAVE BILLY JOE KIA
P CPT PERRIN RICHARD THOMAS KIA
G SP4 GONDERMAN FRANK LEE KIA
PX SP5 WALTON LOUIS EUGENE KIA
Aircraft 64-14047 and UH-1B 65-09486 were involved in a mid-air collision. Aircraft 047 took off in a northwest heading, aircraft 486 had taken off in a westerly heading and made a right turn to a nowthwest heading. This put the aircraft on a collison course which resulted in a mid-air collison. Both aircraft crashed and burned.
MAJ Nave and Crew Chief SP5 Walton were completing their tours so were leaving Tuy Hoa to go to Radcliff on their way home. After they took off, they returned on a low pass to wave goodby and collided with the other helicopter. SP4 Wallace was the regular crew chief on this helicopter but was replaced by Walton so Walton could go home as he had four children. From: T. Wallace
This record was last updated on 04/04/2012
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Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021
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