Helicopter UH-1C 66-00633

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00633
The Army purchased this helicopter 1066
Total flight hours at this point: 00000505
Date: 03/23/68
Accident case number: 680323061 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 175 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XS035330
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 217679
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 SHEEHAN MV
P W1 CORDER MA

Accident Summary:

After takeoff from a hover, loss of RPM was noted and the collective was lowered. The pilot autorotated to a canal. The main rotor struck trees on descent. Action was taken too late. Suspect engine failure due to FOD

This record was last updated on 01/31/97


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 66-00633
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 1066.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610   0    0 1597   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6611  33   33 1597   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6612  36   69 1597   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6701  15   84 1597   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6702  20  104 1597   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6703  77  181 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      AV SCH
6704  75  256 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
6705  59  315 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
6706  42  357 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
6707  47  404 W1DZAA USA AVN SCHOOL   AV SCH     FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
6708   7  411 1596   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6709  23  434 1596   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6710   1  435 WDX6AA FTBUCKNR FLTDET  OKINAWA                     RYIS
6711   0  435 WDX6AA FTBUCKNR FLTDET  OKINAWA                     RYIS
6712   0  435 WDX6AA FTBUCKNR FLTDET  OKINAWA                     RYIS
6801   0  435 WDX6AA FTBUCKNR FLTDET  OKINAWA                     RYIS
6802  70  505 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6803   0  505 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6804   0  505 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6805   0  505 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6806   0  505 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN



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