Helicopter UH-1B 63-08702

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08702
Date: 01/21/65
Accident case number: 0B235 Forced Landing without damage Accident
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0500 feet and UNK 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)
Systems damaged were: ELECTRICAL SYS
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
costing 0
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00864, JSIDR, CRAFX (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. )

Crew Members:
AC CW HAVERFIELD


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08702
Date: 02/12/65
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0300 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: ENGINE
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: UH1P1, 00912, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08702
Date: 04/14/65
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0300 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 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 Cockpit
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
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: UH1P1, 01019, CASRP, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Casualty Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08702
Date: 06/03/65
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0300 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (14.5MM)
Systems damaged were: FLT CONTROLS
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: UH1P1, 11120, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08702
Date: 06/29/65
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Operations Area this helicopter was in Descent at 0300 feet and 070 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)
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, STRUCTURE, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
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: UH1P1, 01195, CASRP, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Casualty Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08702
Date: 07/07/65
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0200 feet and 070 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)
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE, LDG GEAR
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: UH1P1, 01240, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08702
Date: 10/11/65
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0300 feet and 065 knots.
Cambodia
Helicopter took 1 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 Forward area
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: UH1P1, 01389, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08702
The Army purchased this helicopter 0864
Total flight hours at this point: 00001805
Date: 12/23/66
Unit: 175 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0600 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: NOT SPECIFIED
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: UH1P1, 01939 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08702
The Army purchased this helicopter 0864
Total flight hours at this point: 00002230
Date: 05/15/67
Unit: 282 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 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 Tail Section
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
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: LNOF, 72689, ARADM, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08702
The Army purchased this helicopter 0864
Total flight hours at this point: 00002322
Date: 02/11/68
Unit: B/1/9 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and 080 knots.
Unknown
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size.
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section
Systems damaged were: UNK
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: UH1P3, 04205 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08702
The Army purchased this helicopter 0864
Total flight hours at this point: 00002322
Date: 03/01/68
Unit: B/1/9 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Artillery Adjustment
While in Target Area this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0015 feet and 080 knots.
Unknown
Helicopter took 1 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 Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: UNK
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: UH1P3, 06107 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08702
The Army purchased this helicopter 0864
Total flight hours at this point: 00002322
Date: 04/02/68
Accident case number: 680402051 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: B/1/9 CAV
The station for this helicopter was Bien Hoa in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 226988
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. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W1 NELMS DW
P W1 HARDMAN DK

Accident Summary:

Attempted to land over high grass. Pilot lost RPM. The tail rotor struck a tree and anti-torque was lost. The aircraft spun to the right and rolled on its side and burned

This record was last updated on 04/13/97


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08702
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 0864.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610 114 1656 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6611  74 1730 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6612  75 1805 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6701 121 1926 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6702  83 2009 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6703 111 2120 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6704  41 2161 WFJGAA 282 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6705  69 2230 WFJGAA 282 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6706   0 2230 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6707   0 2230 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM
6708   0 2230 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM
6709   0 2230 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM
6710   0 2230 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM
6711   0 2230 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM
6712   0 2230 3300   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6801   0 2230 3300   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6802  92 2322 WAGTB0 TRPB1SQ9CAV1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6803   0 2322 WAGTB0 TRPB1SQ9CAV1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN



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