Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-09903
The Army purchased this helicopter 0566
Total flight hours at this point: 00000307
Incident number: H648ACD Accident case number: H648
Unit: 170 AHC
UTM grid coordinates: YA857535 (To see this location on a map, go to https://legallandconverter.com/p50.html and search on Grid Reference 48PYA857535)
Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 2 . . Passengers = 0
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. )
Summary: The pilots were assigned to S-4, 52nd CAB and borrowed this helicopter from the 170 AHC.
Loss to Inventory
P MAJ CALLINAN WILLIAM FRANCIS KIA
P CPT SMITH MILTON FRANCIS KIA
Landing to ground guide with flashlight struck higher terrain 100 yards short of intended touch down point. Aircraft rolled inverted but came to rest up right. Crew made approach low and fast and failed to use either landing or searchlight.
This record was last updated on 05/07/2020
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Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021
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