Helicopter UH-1B 63-12921

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-12921
Date: 03/15/65
Accident case number: 0B623 Substantial Damage Accident
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 3750
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC CW BUTLER LL
P W1 PRENDEVILL
CE E5 LEWIS L
G E6 SHUMAKER J


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-12921
Date: 08/11/65
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 Orbit at 0300 feet and 085 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: 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: UH1P1, 01285, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-12921
Date: 01/08/66
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 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 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, 00008, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-12921
Date: 04/05/66
Accident case number: 0E329 Forced Landing without damage Accident
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 0
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 BOGLE C


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-12921
Date: 05/25/66
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0800 feet and 095 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 3 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
Systems damaged were: ARMAMENT, STRUCTURE, PERSONNEL
The armor protecting the personnel was effective.
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 21.00
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00231, JSIDR, FM232 (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-12921
Date: 05/28/66
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 1000 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: STRUCTURE, EQUIPMENT
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 30.17
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00243, JSIDR, FM232 (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-12921
Date: 08/10/66
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 1000 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 3 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: FUEL SYS, STRUCTURE, ARMAMENT, PERSONNEL
The self sealing fuel tank sealed and did not leak.
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
The helicopter made a Precautionary Landing. Aircraft was capable of one time flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
for 231.71
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00471, FM232, JSIDR, CRAFX (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-12921
The Army purchased this helicopter 1064
Total flight hours at this point: 00002781
Date: 09/06/69
Accident case number: 690906101
Unit: 128 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Phu Loi in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 91104
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC O2 LEARY JF
P W1 SCHOLZ SR
CE E5 WILSON RL
G E4 LESHEN LM

Accident Summary:

AIRCRAFT WAS ENGAGED IN TACTICAL OPERATIONS. THE OPERATION ON THE MORNING OF THE ACCIDENT INVOLVED INSERTING TROOPS INTO A LZ. THE OPERATION WAS SUPPORTED BY A LIGHT FIRE TEAM. OF THE GUNSHIPS PROVIDING SUPPORT, UH-1B, 63-12921 WAS FLYING WING ON THE LEAD AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON A HEADING OF APPROXIMATELY 180 DEGREES, AT AN ALTITUDE OF 200 FT AGL AND AN AIRSPEED OF 60 TO 70 KTS WHEN THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER NOTICED A SUDDEN DROP IN RPM. IMMEDIATELY HE LOWERED COLLECTIVE TO MAINTAIN ROTOR RPM AND STARTED A TURN TO A CLEAR AREA ON HIS RIGHT. THE N1 GAUGE READ 72%. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER REDUCED THE THROTTLE AND MOVED THE GOVERNOR TO THE EMERGENCY POSITION. HE THEN BEGAN TO INCREASE THROTTLE, BUT THE N1 READING DROPPED INSTEAD OF INCREASING. AT THIS TIME THE AIRCRAFT WAS APPROXIMATELY 50 FEET AGL, AND IN LINE WITH A DRY CULTIVATED FIELD. FACING INTO THE WIND, THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER INITIATED A STEEP FLARE TO DISIPATE FORWARD SPEED. WHILE IN THIS ATTITUDE THE STINGER HIT THE GROUND, LEAVING A SKID MARK 25 FEET LONG. THE GROUND WAS FAIRLY SMOOTH AND CAPABLE OF HOLDING MODERATE WEIGHT. COLLECTIVE PITCH WAS APPLIED BUT THE AIRCRAFT STILL HIT HARD ENOUGH TO CAUSE THE MAIN ROTOR TO FLEX AND CHOP INTO THE TAILBOOM FORWARD OF THE VERTICAL FIN. THE AIRCRAFT SLID 61 FEET, COMING TO REST APPROXIMATELY 30 DEGREES TO THE RIGHT OF THE ORIGINAL TOUCHDOWN HEADING. THE CREW CHIEF NOTICED SMOKE AND FLAMES COMING FROM THE ENGINE EXHAUST AND INFORMED THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER TURNED OFF THE FUEL AND ALL OTHER SWITCHES. THE FIRE WAS SQUELCHED BY THE CREW CHIEF AND GUNNER WITH CO2 EXTINGUISHERS.\\


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-12921
The Army purchased this helicopter 1064
Total flight hours at this point: 00003129
Date: 01/24/70
Unit: 128 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
This was an Unknown mission
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 3 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (RPG)
Systems damaged were: N/R
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNNF, JSIDR (Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-12921
Date: 02/01/70
Incident number: 70020199.KIA
Unit: 128 AHC
Casualties = 5 KIA, 6 INJ . . Number killed in accident = 5 . . Injured = 6 . . Passengers = 7
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: War Story as related by a witness. Also: Quarterly Unit History 1970, 128 AHC) 1 Jan 1970 - 31 Mar 1970 ()
Summary: After an explosion from within the ship, control was lost and the aircraft turned over on its right side. The gunner was trapped.

Crew Members:
G PFC CARMAN JAMES CONRAD KIA

War Story:
The 1st of February was a tragic one for the Tomahawks. While flying for the 1st Infantry Division, aircraft 921 had an explosion from within the ship. Control was lost and the aircraft turned over on its right side. The gunner was trapped in the wreckage and died along with four other ground troops. The three remaining crew members and three other ground troops escaped with minor injuries. The mission continued, and the Gunslingers destroyed one bunker, got three possible kills, and one confirmed VC kill. from Quarterly Unit History 1970, 128th Aviation company (Assault Helicopter) 11th Aviation Battalion (Combat) 12th Aviation Group (Combat) 1st Aviation Brigade, APO San Francisco 96289, 1 January 1970 - 31 March 1970, prepared by WO1 Arthur S. Fantroy, and WO1 Richard G. Waggener, Unit Historical Officers. Approved by MAJ Glenn A. Brown, Phu Loi, Republic of Vietnam

This record was last updated on 05/25/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: PFC James Conrad Carman
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/01/70 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 20.7
Date of Birth: 05/05/49
Home City: Canton, OH
Service: component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 128 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14W-088
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-12921
SSN: 294483864
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67A1F = Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 10/08/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: unknown or not reported
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/18/96


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-12921
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 1064.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610   9 1417 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6611   5 1422 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6612  91 1513 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6701 130 1643 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6702  83 1726 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6703 100 1826 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6704  40 1866 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6705  40 1906 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6706   0 1906 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6707   0 1906 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM
6708   0 1906 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM
6709   0 1906 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM
6710   0 1906 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM
6711   0 1906 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM
6712   0 1906 3300   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6801  36 1942 3261   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6802  16 1958 WAG3C0 CBTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6803  12 1970 WAG7EA BTRYE82ART 1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6804  36 2006 3261   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6805  26 2032 3261   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6806   0 2032 3261   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6807   0 2032 3261   OPM SEA NITEOPS  1ST ARMY   FORT BELVOIR     AMC
6808  73 2105 WAG3A0 ABTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6809  80 2185 WAG3A0 ABTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6810   0 2185 WAG3A0 ABTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6811  34 2219 WAG3A0 ABTRY2BN20A1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN
6812   0 2219 WCLGAA 20 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6901   4 2223 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6902  59 2282 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6903  48 2330 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6904  72 2402 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6905  93 2495 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6906 115 2610 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6907  83 2693 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6908  78 2771 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6909  10 2781 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6910  90 2871 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6911  77 2948 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6912  87 3035 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7001  94 3129 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7002 117 3246 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7003  53 3299 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7004  20 3319 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7005  47 3366 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7006  83 3449 WC3HAA 128 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7007  18 3467 WC5DAA 605 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
7008   0 3467 WHB1AA 166 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
7009   0 3467 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7010   0 3467 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7011   0 3467 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7012   0 3467 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7101   2 3469 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7102   0 3469 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7103  19 3488 WAG9AA HQ 1ST INF DIV   5TH ARMY   FORT RILEY       5TH ARMY
7104   7 3495 WAG9AA HQ 1ST INF DIV   5TH ARMY   FORT RILEY       5TH ARMY
7105   1 3496 WAG9AA HQ 1ST INF DIV   5TH ARMY   FORT RILEY       5TH ARMY
7106   4 3500 WAG9AA HQ 1ST INF DIV   5TH ARMY   FORT RILEY       5TH ARMY
7107  16 3516 WAG9AA HQ 1ST INF DIV   5TH ARMY   FORT RILEY       5TH ARMY
7108  31 3547 WAG9AA SUPPLY DIV       5TH ARMY   FORT RILEY       5TH ARMY
7109   0 3547 WAG9AA SUPPLY DIV       5TH ARMY   FORT RILEY       5TH ARMY
7110  18 3565 WAG9AA 356 TRANS CO     5TH ARMY   NORMAN           RESV
7111   7 3572 WAG9AA 356 TRANS CO     5TH ARMY   NORMAN           RESV
7112  16 3588 WAG9AA 356 TRANS CO     5TH ARMY   NORMAN           RESV
7201   0 3588 WAG9AA HQ 1ST INF DIV   5TH ARMY   FORT RILEY       5TH ARMY
7202   3 3591 WAG9AA HQ 1ST INF DIV   5TH ARMY   FORT RILEY       5TH ARMY
7203   9 3600 WAG9AA HQ 1ST INF DIV   5TH ARMY   FORT RILEY       5TH ARMY
7204   0 3600 WAG9AA HQ 1ST INF DIV   5TH ARMY   FORT RILEY       5TH ARMY
7205  35 3635 WTJFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7206  39 3674 WTJFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7207  49 3723 WTJFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7208  11 3734 WTJFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7209   6 3740 WTJFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7210   7 3747 WTJFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7211   4 3751 WTJFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7212   9 3760 WTJFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7301   0 3760 WTJFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7302   4 3764 WTJFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7303  55 3819 WTJFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7304  17 3836 WTJFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7305  23 3859 WTJFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7306  36 3895 WTJFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7307  51 3946 WTJFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7308   2 3948 WTJFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7309   0 3948 WTJFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7310  14 3962 WTJFAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7311   1 3963 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7312   0 3963 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7401   0 3963 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7402   0 3963 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7403   0 3963 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7404   0 3963 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7405   0 3963 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7406   0 3963 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7409   0 3963 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7410   0 3963 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7411   0 3963 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7412   0 3963 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7501   0 3963 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7502   4 3967 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7503   8 3975 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7504   4 3979 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7505   9 3988 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7506   5 3993 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7507   2 3995 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7508   8 4003 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7509   2 4005 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7510   0 4005 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7511   4 4009 WPZ2AA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7512   0 4009 W7NUAA                  NAT GUARD                   NAT GDZI



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