Helicopter UH-1C 66-15086

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15086
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00000029
Date: 06/17/67
Accident case number: 670617061
Unit: USARV FLT DET
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 5172
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W1 FERGUSON RE
IP O3 SLAUGHTE SR
CE E5 SCHREIBER NL
G E4 BENNETT JW

Accident Summary:

While on a test flight, entered an autorotation. Attempted a power recovery, but the RPM did not come in


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15086
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00001025
Date: 07/13/68
Unit: OPM SEA NITEOPS
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and 090 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 Engine Compartment
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, 19501 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15086
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00001154
Date: 08/30/68
Unit: HHD 44 ENG GP
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 085 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 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, 24302 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15086
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00001271
Date: 11/22/68
Unit: 9 INF
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0800 feet and 070 knots.
Unknown
Helicopter took 4 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 Engine Compartment
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, 32702 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15086
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00001292
Date: 12/24/68
Accident case number: 681224101
Unit: B/9 AVN 9 INF
The station for this helicopter was Dong Tam in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 52801
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 HEPINSTALL GR
P O2 PATTERSON JD

Accident Summary:

ON ^24DECEMBER 1968^, AT APPROXIMATELY ^0930 HOURS^, VICINITY ^COORDINATES XS 328 458^, ^WO1 GREGORY R. HEPINSTALL^ WAS AIRCRAFT COMMANDER AND TEAM LEADER OF A LIGHT FIRE TEAM COVERING "PEOPLE SNIFFER" OPERATIONS. ^1LT. JOHN D. PATTERSON^ WAS FLYING THE LEAD AIRCRAFT AT A DISTANCE OF 50 TO 75 METERS OF 50 TO 75 METERS BEHIND THE "SNIFFER" AIRCRAFT. WHILE EXECUTING A RIGHT 180 TURN, ^1LT PATTERSON^ PUT THE AIRCRAFT INTO AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF RIGHT BANK. AS THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO LOSE ALTITUDE DUE TO THE SEVERITY OF THE MANEUVER, ^1LT PATTERSON^ PULLED PITCH TO THE POINT OF RPM BLEED-OFF. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED ITS DESCENT, COTINUING TO LOSE RPM. THE PILOT THEN NOTICED THAT THE RPM WAS BLEEDING OFF AND PULLED MORE PITCH IN THE MISTAKEN NOTION THAT IT WOULD GIVE HIM MORE POWER AND BRING UP THE RPM. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER THEN TOOK THE CONTROLS AND WAS FORCED TO FLY THROUGH A TREE LINE BEFORE HE WAS ABLE TO REGAIN RPM AND CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND FLY IT BACK TO DONG TAM.\\


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15086
The Army purchased this helicopter 0467
Total flight hours at this point: 00001602
Date: 06/11/70
Unit: 175 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: WR348501
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


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15086
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 0467.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6704   0    0 W0MHAA DIROF SUP TRAN   6TH ARMY   SHARPE GD        AVCOM
6705   2    2 3339   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6706  27   29 3339   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN
6707  54   83 3339   USARV FLT DET    VIETNAM                     RVN
6708  52  135 3339   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6709  83  218 3339   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6710  70  288 3339   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6711  96  384 3339   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6712  70  454 3339   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6801 104  558 3339   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6802  87  645 WDF2D0 DTRP 5CAV 9INF   VIETNAM                     RVN
6803 113  758 3339   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6804  59  817 3339   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6805  71  888 3339   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6806  19  907 3339   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6807 118 1025 3339   OPM SEA NITEOPS  1ST ARMY   FORT BELVOIR     AMC
6808 129 1154 3257   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC
6809  64 1218 3257   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC
6810  53 1271 3257   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC
6811   0 1271 WDFUAA 9TH INF DIV      VIETNAM                     RVN
6812  21 1292 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
6901   0 1292 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
6902   0 1292 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
6903   0 1292 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6904   0 1292 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6905   0 1292 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6906   0 1292 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6907   0 1292 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6908   0 1292 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6909   0 1292 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6910   0 1292 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6911   0 1296 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6912   0 1297 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7001   0 1297 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7002  12 1309 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
7003  89 1398 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
7004 100 1498 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
7005 104 1602 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN



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