Helicopter UH-1H 68-15688

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15688
The Army purchased this helicopter 0569
Total flight hours at this point: 00000291
Date: 11/20/69
Unit: 54 MED DET
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Medical Evacuation
While in PickUp Zone this helicopter was Landing at 0350 feet and 060 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Right Side
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: BDART, 00218 (Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15688
The Army purchased this helicopter 0569
Total flight hours at this point: 00001853
Date: 10/14/71
Accident case number: 711014101
Unit: 92 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Dong Ba Thin in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 3 . . Passengers = 0
costing 130533
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 NORRIS RM
P O2 JAMES SE
CE E4 CHAMBERLIN TO
G E4 RIENDEAU CM

Accident Summary:

ON 14 OCTOBER 1971, ARMY AIRCRAFT UH-1H, SERIAL NUMBER^68-15688,^ WAS THE TRAIL IN A FLIGHT OF TWO. THE TWO AIRCRAFT WERE RESUPPLYING AN OUTPOST OF THE ^2ND BATTALION, 501ST INFANTRY, 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION^ LOCATED ON A PINNACLE 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF DONG BA THIN, RVN, COORDINATES BP 978215. THE FIRST AIRCRAFT RECONNED THE LZ AND STARTED HIS APPROACH. ON FINAL, THE FIRST AIRCRAFT MADE A GO AROUND BECAUSE OF THE WINDY CONDITIONS. HE THEN ATTEMPTED ANOTHER LANDING INTO THE LZ USING AN APPROACH PATH 180 DEGREES OFF HIS FIRST APPROACH HEADING. HE LANDED WITH NO DIFFICULTY. AFTER DEPARTING THE LZ, THE MEN ON THE GROUND POPPED SMOKE FOR AIRCRAFT ^68-15688.^ IT APPEARED TO THE PILOT THAT THAT THE WIND HAD CHANGED 180 DEGREES FROM THE LEAD SHIP'S APPROACH AXIS. THE PILOT ENTERED THE APPROACH USING THE SMOKE TO DETERMINE THE LANDING DIRECTION. ON SHORT FINAL, HE BEGAN TO ADD POWER AND RAN OUT OF LEFT PEDAL. HE THEN LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND BEGAN TO SPIN TO THE RIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER TOOK THE CONTROLS BUT THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO SPIN TO THE RIGHT MAKING 2 OR 3 REVOLUTIONS. DUE TO THE FLARED ATTITUDE OF THE AIRCRAFT, THE TAIL BOOM WAS LOW AND AS THE AIRCRAFT SPUN IT SEVERED AT THE SYNC-ELEVATOR. THIS RESULTED IN A RADICAL OUT-OF-CG CONDITION CAUSING THE NOSE TO DIP DOWN AND JERK TO THE RIGHT. THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES STRUCK THE GROUND THROWING PARTS ALL OVER THE LZ AND THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST ON ITS RIGHT SIDE.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15688
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.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6905   0    0 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6906   0    0 3300   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC
6907  35   35 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
6908  56   91 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
6909  78  169 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
6910  55  224 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
6911  67  291 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
6912  88  379 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7001  73  452 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7002  73  525 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7003  79  604 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7004  89  693 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7005  96  789 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7006  85  874 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7007  85  959 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7008  85 1044 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7009  88 1132 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7010  68 1200 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7011  61 1261 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7012  45 1306 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7101  68 1374 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7102  33 1407 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7103  56 1463 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7104  80 1543 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7105  71 1614 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7106  63 1677 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN
7107  12 1689 WBSTAA 498 MED CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
7108   3 1692 WBSTAA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7109 119 1811 WBSTAA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7110  42 1853 WBSTAA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7111   0 1853 WBSTAA 92 AHC           VIETNAM                     RVN
7112   0 1853 W0Y6AA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7201   0 1853 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7202   0 1853 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7203   0 1853 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7204   0 1853 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7205   0 1853 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7206   3 1856 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7207   1 1857 W2WJAA BEL HEL          BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVSCOM
7208  22 1879 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7209  28 1907 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7210  19 1926 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7211  12 1938 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7212  16 1954 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7301   8 1962 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7302  19 1981 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7303  23 2004 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7304  25 2029 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7305  23 2052 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7306  41 2093 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7307  36 2129 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7308  15 2144 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7309  21 2165 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7310  12 2177 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7311  22 2199 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7312  11 2210 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7401  19 2229 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7402   0 2229 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7403  15 2244 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7404  18 2262 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7405  33 2295 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7409  13 2357 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7410   0 2357 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7411   0 2357 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7412   6 2363 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7501   0 2363 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7502  13 2376 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7503  23 2399 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7504  17 2416 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7505  13 2429 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7506  26 2455 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7507  39 2494 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7509   5 2530 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7510  22 2552 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7511   6 2558 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7512   2 2560 WTCKAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI



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