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Goldbook information on AH-1G 67-15490

Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15490
The Army purchased this helicopter 0268
Total flight hours at this point: 00000504
Date: 04/12/69
Accident case number: 690412121
Unit: D/1/4 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Phu Loi in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 36884
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W2 GODING JL
IP W2 BISHOP JA

Accident Summary:

THE AH-1G, ^ SN67-15490^ WAS ENGAGED IN TRAINING TRAINING TO PREPARE A MEMBER OF THE UNIT FOR AN INSTRUCTOR PILOT QUALIFICATION CHECKRIDE. A QUALIFIED SIP WAS AT THE CONTROLS IN THE AFT PILOT'S SEAT AND THE PILOT (IP TRAINEE) WAS IN THE FORWARD GUNNER' S SEAT. THE SIP AND THE PILOT HAD BEEN FLYING FOR APPROXIMATELY ONE HOUR AND TEN MINUTES, PERFORMING NORMAL MANEUVERS IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN. THEY HAD PROGRESSED TO THE PERFORMANCE OF PRACTICE AUTOROTATIONS. A TOTAL OF FIVE (5) AUTOROTATIONS WERE PERFORMED, THE FIRST ONE BEING A DEMONSTRATION BY THE SIP. THE NEXT FOUR (4), INCLUDING THE ONE IN WHICH THE ACCIDENT TOOK PLACE WERE PERFORMED BY THE PILOT WITH THE SIP NEAR THE CONTROLS. ON TERMINATION OF THE LAST AUTOROTATION, THE AIRCRAFT DEVELOPED AN EXCESSIVELY HIGH SINK RATE WHICH WAS NOTICED BY THE OCCUPANTS AT APPROXIMATELY 20 FEET. THE PILOT APPLIED COLLECTIVE PITCH TO SLOW THE RATE OF DESCENT, BUT THE AIRCRAFT FELL THROUGH AND MADE CONTACT WITH THE GROUND HEELS LOW, ALIGNED WITH THE RUNWAY. COLLECTIVE PITCH WAS STILL BEING APPLIED BY THE PILOT, ASSISTED BY THE SIP, SO THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED INTO THE AIR ABOUT 3-4 FEET IN AN EXTREMELY NOSE LOW ATTITUDE. ONE WITNESS STATED THAT THE ROTOR DISK CAME WITHIN INCHES OF CONTACTING THE GROUND. THE SIP THEN TOOK FULL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND APPLIED AFT CYCLIC TO LEVEL THE AIRCRAFT FROM IT'S PRECARIOUS ATTITUDE. IT WAS THAT MOVEMENT OF THE CYCLIC WHICH PROBABLY CAUSED BOTH MAIN ROTOR BLADES TO STRIKE THE TAIL BOOM AND SEVERE THE TAIL ROTOR DRIVESHAFT. AFTER THE AIRCRAFT HAD COME TO REST, THE SIP BROUGHT THE ENGINE TO OPERATING RPM TO MOVE THE AIRCRAFT AWAY FROM THE LANE. HE WAS THEN INFORMED BY ONE OF THE EYEWITNESSES THAT THE TAIL ROTOR WAS INOPERATIVE, SO HE SHUT DOWN THE AIRCRAFT IN PLACE.


Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15490
The Army purchased this helicopter 0268
Total flight hours at this point: 00001850
Date: 01/20/72
Accident case number: 720120081
Unit: 57 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Camp Holloway in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 28385
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P O3 MCDONALD RC
CE E4 SPARKS TV

Passengers:
UNK, MS, G;


Accident Summary:

^CAPTAIN ROBERT C. MCDOANLD WAS ASSIGNED A MISSION AT 1445 HOURS, 20 JANUARY 1972 TO TEST THE RECENTLY REPAIRED ARMAMENT SYSTEM OF AH-1G HELICOPTER, ^SN 67-15490^ ASSIGNED TO THE ^57TH AHC, 52ND AVN BN,^ APO SF 97494. ^CPT MCDONALD^ AND HIS CREWCHIEF ARRIVED AT THE FLIGHT LINE AT APPROXIMATELY 1515 HOURS AND BEGAN THE PREFLIGHT OF THE AIRCRAFT AND ARMAMENT SYSTEMS. PREFLIGHT WAS COMPLETED AND ^CPT. MCDONALD^ PREFORMED AN ENGINE RUNUP. PREFLIGHT AND RUNUP WERE ACCEPTABLE TO CPT MCDONALD AND HE CALLED FOR AND RECEIVED HOVER AND TAKE-OFF INSTRUCTIONS. AFTER HE RECEIVED THESE INSTRUCTIONS, THE AIRCRAFT HAD A DC GENERATOR FAILURE. HE THEN ATTEMPTED TO CORRECT THIS FAILURE AND WAS UNABLE TO DO SO. ^CPT MCDONALD^ AT THIS TIME CANCELLED HIS MISSION AND ELECTED TO FLY THE AIRCRAFT TO THE MAINTENANCE HANGER. AS HE ATTEMPTED TO MOVE THE AIRCRAFT FROM THE REVETMENT, THE AIRCRAFT YAWED TO THE LEFT CAUSING THE TAIL ROTOR BLADE TO STRIKE THE REVETMENT. UPON IMPACT THE 90 DEGREE GEAR BOX SEPARATED FROM THE TAIL BOOM AND THE AIRCRAFT SPUN TO THE RIGHT AMKING TWO 360 DEGREE TURNS. THE AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE, THERE WAS NO FIRE, FUEL OR OIL LOSS. NO INJURIES WERE RECEIVED BY ^CPT MCDONALD^ OR HIS CREWCHIEF, ^SP/4 SPARKS^ WHO WAS IN THE FRONT SEAT.


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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 0268.
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DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6802   0    0 W0Y6AA INTRANSIT        IN TRANSIT                  AVCOMCTR
6803   0    0 W0MHAA DIR SUP / TRAN   IN MAINT   SHARPE AD        AVCOM
6804   0    0 W0MHAA DIR SUP / TRAN   IN TRANSIT SHARPE AD        AVCOM
6805  23   23 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6806  50   73 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6807  67  140 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6808  60  200 WGPPAA 334 ARMD HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6809  22  222 WC5DAA 605 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6810   0  222 WC5DAA 605 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6811   7  229 WC5DAA 605 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6812  46  275 WAHMD0 TRPD 1SQ4CAV1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN
6901  63  338 WAHMD0 TRPD 1SQ4CAV1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN
6902  37  375 WAHMD0 TRPD 1SQ4CAV1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN
6903 103  478 WAHMD0 TRPD 1SQ4CAV1IN  VIETNAM                     RVN
6904  26  504 WC5DAA 605 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6905   0  504 WC5DAA 605 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6906   0  504 WC5DAA 605 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6907   0  504 WC5DAA 605 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6908   1  505 WC5DAA 605 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6909  43  548 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6910  62  610 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6911  42  652 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6912  54  706 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7001  74  780 WAG3A0 ABTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7002  52  832 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7003  90  922 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7004  56  978 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7005  75 1053 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7006  62 1115 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7007  90 1205 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7008  96 1301 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7009   0 1301 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7010  63 1364 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7011  82 1446 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7012  66 1512 WAG3B0 BBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
7101  36 1548 WAG3T0 HQ 2 20 ARTY     VIETNAM                     RVN
7102   0 1548 WAG3T0 HQ 2 20 ARTY     VIETNAM                     RVN
7103  61 1609 WAAVD0 D 227TH BN       VIETNAM                     RVN
7104  64 1673 WAAVD0 D 227TH BN       VIETNAM                     RVN
7105  36 1709 WAAVD0 D 227TH BN       VIETNAM                     RVN
7106  40 1749 WAAVD0 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7107   4 1753 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7108   1 1754 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7109  23 1777 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7110  23 1800 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7111   5 1805 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7112  14 1819 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7201  31 1850 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7202   0 1850 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7203   0 1850 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7204  10 1860 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7205  44 1904 WAX5AA 57 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7206  24 1928 WAX5AA 361 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7207   0 1928 WAX5AA 361 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7208   0 1928 WC5CAA 604TH TRANS CO   VIETNAM                     RVN
7209   0 1928 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7210   0 1928 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7211   0 1928 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7212   0 1928 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN TRANSIT NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7301   0 1928 W0MUAA AVSCOM PROJECT   LOAN       ST LOUIS         AVSCOM
7302   0 1928 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7303   0 1928 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7304   0 1928 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7305   2 1930 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7306   3 1933 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7307   2 1935 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7308   9 1944 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7309   0 1944 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        FORSCOM
7310   0 1944 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        FORSCOM
7311   1 1945 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        FORSCOM
7312   0 1945 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FT KNOX          FORSCOM
7401   4 1949 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FT KNOX          FORSCOM
7402  20 1969 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FT KNOX          FORSCOM
7403  14 1983 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FT KNOX          FORSCOM
7404   1 1984 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FT KNOX          FORSCOM
7405   0 1984 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FT KNOX          FORSCOM
7406  37 2021 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FT KNOX          FORSCOM
7410   4 2045 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FT KNOX          FORSCOM
7411   0 2045 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FORT KNOX        FORSCOM
7412   0 2045 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FORT KNOX        FORSCOM
7501   0 2045 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FORT KNOX        FORSCOM
7502  14 2059 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FORT KNOX        FORSCOM
7503  13 2072 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FORT KNOX        FORSCOM
7504  14 2086 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FORT KNOX        FORSCOM
7505   8 2094 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FORT KNOX        FORSCOM
7506  11 2105 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FORT KNOX        FORSCOM
7507   6 2111 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FORT KNOX        FORSCOM
7508   7 2118 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FORT KNOX        FORSCOM
7509  16 2134 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FORT KNOX        FORSCOM
7510   1 2135 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FORT KNOX        FORSCOM
7511  17 2152 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FORT KNOX        FORSCOM
7512  10 2162 WDX6AA 235TH ASL HELCO  5TH ARMY   FORT KNOX        FORSCOM

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