Helicopter UH-1C 64-14164


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 64-14164
Date: 11/07/1966
Incident number: H826ACD Accident case number: H826
Unit: 334 AHC
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 4 . . Passengers = 2
costing 244929
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC FI STEINER
P TB CUTLIP
G PFC MCCOLLUM WAYNE ADELBERT KIA


Accident Summary:

DURING APPROACH TO HELIPAD IN HEAVY RAIN PILOT LOST CONTACT WITH PAD AND FLEW INTO RIVER ACFT ROLLED OVER AND SANK IN TWELVE FEET OF WATER FIVE RESCUED BY NAVY PATROL BOATS GUNNER DROWNED


War Story:
FROM USNAVFORV Monthly Summary for Nov 1966, page 35: "At 1850 on 7 November, during a blinding rainstorm, an Army helicopter crashed into the river about 500 yards from the helicopter pad at Nha Be. One crewmember was drowned. All available personnel and boats were dispatched to carry out rescue operations. Strong current, extremely low visibility in the driving rain, and Viet Cong harassment fire hampered operations. "The helicopter had been attempting to make a landing at the Nha Be helicopter pad with the survivors of another Army helicopter which had crashed a few minutes earlier. The crewmember who drowned was pulled down by his ceramic armor chest protector. His body was recovered on 9 November [1966]."

This record was last updated on 10/10/2005


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