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Goldbook information on UH-1H 68-15632

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15632
The Army purchased this helicopter 0569
Total flight hours at this point: 00002290
Date: 08/25/71
Accident case number: 710825041
Unit: 57 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Camp Holloway in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 95845
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O3 DONNER JA
P O3 SCHALK TC
CE E5 KERR TE
G E4 STAPLES RA

Accident Summary:

THE PILOT RECEIVED A TAC-E REQUEST TO TRANSPORT A NUMBER OF RANGERS FROM THEIR HOME BASE TO COORDINATES AR 9166 AND DROP THEM INTO AN LZ AT THAT SIGHT. THE PILOT PLANNED ON TWO SORTIES AND THE FIRST WAS COMPLETED WITHOUT INCIDENT. DURING THE SECOND SORTIE THE CO-PILOT LANDED IN THE LZ AND DROPPED OFF THE PAX AND PICKED UP TWO PEOPLE WHO WERE TO BE REMOVED FROM THE AREA. HIS TAKE OFF AND CLIMB OUT WERE MADE TO THE SOUTH EAST AND APPEARED NORMAL UNTIL THEY REACHED AN ALTITUDE OF 500 TO 800 FEET AGL. AT THIS TIME THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED TWO EXPLOSIONS IN THE ENGINE AREA, TURNED TO THE LEFT AND EXPERIENCED A POWER LOSS. THE AC TOOK THE CONTROLS AT THIS POINT, ENTERED AUTOROTATION, MADE A "MAY DAY" CALL AND SUT OFF THE FUEL, THE REMAINDER OF THE DESCENT WAS CONSIDERED NORMAL FOR A POWER OFF MANEUVER. THE PILOT CHOSE AN AREA WHICH CONTAINED SMALLER TREES THAN THE SURROUNDING AREA AND ZEROED THE AIRSPEED AT TREE TOP LEVEL ALLOWING THE AIRCRAFT TO SETTLE INTO THE 30 FOOT TREES. THE PITCH APPLICATION WAS CONTINUED UNTIL HE HIT THE STOP AND THE AIRCRAFT FELL THROUGH FROM ABOUT 5 FEET LANDING LEVEL BUT HARD. THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES STOPPED AFTER MULTIPLE BLADE STRIKES WITHIN 5 TO 8 SECONDS. THE CREW THEN COMPLETED A SHUT DOWN AND EXITED THE AIRCRAFT. ANOTHER UH-1H ARRIVED ON THE SCENE AND ALTHOUGH SUSTAINING BLADE STRIKES ITSELF WAS ABLE TO RECOVER THE CREW AND PASSENGERS.


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15632
The Army purchased this helicopter 0569
Total flight hours at this point: 00002354
Date: 10/27/71
Accident case number: 711027061
Unit: 57 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Camp Holloway in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 2000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 ROBERTSON SD

Accident Summary:

THE AIRCRAFF WAS ON A MISSION TO RESCUE TWO DOWNED PILOTS, IN ORDER TO DESCEND LOW ENOUGH TO THE GROUND TO PICK UP THE PILOTS THE M/R BLADES STRUCK TREES AND BAMBOO. THE AIRCRAFT HAD LADDERS ON BOARD BUT THEY WERE NOT LONG ENOUGH. BOTH PILOTS BEING RESCUED WERE WOUNDED AND WERE IN CONTACT WITH THE ENEMY.


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15632
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0569.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6905   0    0 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6906 125  125 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
6907  65  190 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
6908 132  322 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
6909 119  441 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
6910 141  582 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
6911  83  665 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
6912  70  735 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
7001  97  832 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
7002  95  927 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
7003  90 1017 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
7004  77 1094 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
7005   0 1094 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
7006   7 1101 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
7007 115 1216 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
7008  95 1311 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
7009 103 1414 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
7010 101 1515 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
7011 103 1618 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
7012 107 1725 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
7101  87 1812 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7102  94 1906 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7103 112 2018 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7104  96 2114 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7105  93 2207 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7106   0 2207 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7107  43 2250 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7108  40 2290 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7109   0 2290 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7110  64 2354 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7111  17 2371 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7112  67 2438 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7201  47 2485 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7202  77 2562 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7203  92 2654 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7204   0 2654 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7205  84 2738 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7206  89 2827 WAX5AA 361 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7207  53 2880 WAX5AA 361 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7208  40 2920 WFAPAA H TRP AIR 17 AC  VIETNAM                     RVN
7209   0 2920 WFAPAA H TRP AIR 17 AC  VIETNAM                     RVN
7210   0 2920 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7211   0 2920 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7212   0 2920 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN TRANSIT NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7301   0 2920 W0MUAA AVSCOM PROJECT   LOAN       ST LOUIS         AVSCOM
7302   0 2920 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7303   0 2920 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7304   0 2920 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7305   0 2920 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7306   0 2920 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7307   0 2920 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7308   0 2920 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7309   0 2920 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7310   0 2920 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7311   0 2920 W0MUAA SUPPLY DIV       5TH ARMY   FORT SILL        TRADOC
7312   0 2920 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7401   2 2922 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7402  76 2998 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7403  86 3084 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7404  71 3155 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7405  29 3184 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7409  60 3419 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7410  47 3466 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7411  22 3488 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7412  42 3530 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7501  27 3557 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7502  60 3617 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7503  29 3646 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7504  53 3699 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7505  72 3771 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7506  61 3832 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7507  33 3865 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7509  75 3980 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7510  27 4007 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7511  79 4086 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7512  84 4170 W0U902 USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS

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