Helicopter UH-1D 65-09903


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
Date: 11/11/1966
Incident number: H648ACD Accident case number: H648
Unit: 170 AHC
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 2 . . Injured = 2 . . 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. )
Summary: The pilots were assigned to S-4, 52nd CAB and borrowed this helicopter from the 170 AHC.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P MAJ CALLINAN WILLIAM FRANCIS KIA
P CPT SMITH MILTON FRANCIS KIA


Accident Summary:

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 03/27/2000


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