Helicopter UH-1C 66-15018

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15018
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000090
Date: 05/20/67
Unit: 175 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 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)
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: LNOF, 72743, FM232 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15018
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000186
Date: 06/13/67
Unit: 175 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0400 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)
The helicopter was hit in the Right Side
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 20.00
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 72886, FM232 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15018
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000251
Date: 07/15/67
Unit: 175 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Miscellaneous mission for Training Flight
While Enroute this helicopter was in Bank Left at 0250 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)
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.
for 2000.00
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 73261, FM232 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15018
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000251
Date: 07/21/67
Unit: 175 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Operations Area this helicopter was in Bank Right at 0300 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)
The helicopter was hit in the Right Side
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 193.72
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 73291, FM232 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15018
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000337
Date: 08/03/67
Unit: 175 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and 080 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 Left Side
Systems damaged were: ENGINE
The armor protecting the personnel was effective.
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
VINH LONG recovered the helicopter. for 3127.30
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 73356, JSIDR, FM232 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15018
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000337
Date: 08/19/67
Unit: 175 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and 080 knots.
Not Reported
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: 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: LNOF, 73465, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15018
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000337
Date: 08/19/67
Unit: 175 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0350 feet and 085 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 Forward area
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS, 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, 73464, JSIDR, FM232 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15018
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000337
Date: 08/27/67
Unit: 175 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0300 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)
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.
VINH LONG recovered the helicopter.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 73528, FM232 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15018
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000540
Date: 11/14/67
Accident case number: 671114032
Unit: 175 AHC
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 0
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Accident Summary:

Aircraft 66-15047 was parking in a revetment when one main rotor blade contacted the main rotor blade of parked aircraft 66-15018.


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15018
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000540
Date: 11/30/67
Unit: 175 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at 0200 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)
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, 74185, FM232 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15018
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000785
Date: 02/01/68
Unit: 175 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0400 feet and 075 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 9 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: PERSONNEL, FUEL SYS, MAIN ROTOR SYS, ELECTRICAL SYS
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
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: UH1P3, 03201 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15018
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000848
Date: 03/22/68
Unit: 175 AHC
South Vietnam
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15018
The Army purchased this helicopter 0267
Total flight hours at this point: 00000848
Date: 03/22/68
Accident case number: 680322091 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 175 AHC
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 4 . . Passengers = 0
costing 0
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 FLEMING RL
P O2 HOPPE JW
CE E4 ANDERSON RJ
G E4 ASHER JR

Accident Summary:

After completed gunnery run, the master caution light flashed on and off. The pilot decided to return to the airfield when the engine chip detector light came on. The pilot reduced RPM and the low RPM light came on and during approach all power was lost. Made a hard landing causing the aircraft to bounce and roll on its right side. The tail boom was cut off and the aircraft slid 50 feet before stopping. Engine failure due to failure of power turbine retaining nut

This record was last updated on 01/31/97


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15018
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 0267.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6702   0    2 W0Y6AA TRAN MDMHELCO S  ALASKA                      ALASKA
6703   0    2 W0MHAA DIROF SUP TRAN   6TH ARMY   SHARPE GD        AVCOM
6704  47   49 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6705  41   90 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6706  96  186 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6707  65  251 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6708  86  337 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6709 110  447 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6710  93  540 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6711   0  540 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6712  71  611 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6801  98  709 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6802  76  785 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6803  63  848 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6804   0  848 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6805   0  848 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6806   0  848 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN



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