Helicopter UH-1D 65-09809


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-09809
The Army purchased this helicopter 0466
Total flight hours at this point: 00000319
Date: 12/18/1966
Incident number: H577ACD Accident case number: H577
Unit: C/1/9 CAV
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 1 . . 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 1LT MCAULIFFE ALBERT JOSEPH KIA
P WO1 MCDONNELL JOEL WILLIAM KIA


Accident Summary:

ON COMPLETION OF MSN ACFT RETURNED TO LZ FOR FUEL GROUND OBSCURED BY FOG PLT REQ GCA ACFT TURNED LFT & DID NOT COMPLY W/INSTR LAST TRANSMISSION FROM ACFT WAS THAT ACFT OUT OF CONT PLT FLEW LOW OVER TENT AREA KNOCKING IT DOWN ACFT CRASHED & BURNED PILOT NOT INSTRUMENT QUALIFIED CO-PILOT HAD A TACTICAL TICKET


War Story:
 Name: Jerry Berggren Email: berggrencpa@aol.com 20 January 2002. To add: Do you have information on an incident on 661217 in which a lift ship from C Troop 1/9 Cavalry was shot up resupplying an LZ. I could not find it in the Vietnam Helicopter History which I purchased thru the Museum in Rucker AL. The CP was CPT George Crawford who was shot in the legs. I believe the Pilot was Mr. Jackie Yoder and I know the Crewchief was Wayne George. Also, in your account of UH-ID 65-09809 which crashed on 661218, it did not burn. I was the crewchief and sole survivor and I am not a crispy critter! Story:

This record was last updated on 01/20/2002


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