Helicopter UH-1D 66-16577

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16577
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00000472
Date: 12/06/67
Accident case number: 671206151 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 170 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Pleiku / CP Schmidt in South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 228554
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:

Accident Summary:

On the second try for a landing, the co-pilot put the aircraft iln a nose high attitude. The aircraft commander took over the controls but was to late for the aircraft was sinking fast. The main rotor blades struck a tree.

War Story:
This was "H" model, CE SP5 Paul R Wilson, G SP4 Jonathan D. Plamer, AC was IP made PP go around was to close to trees, on second approch PP "Rolled Throttle" like it was OH-13 or 23. Several people injured on ground. Gunner bailed out when turbine started down (Not our frist crash) I cut AC and PP Harness when we stop rolling. They were not happy, stopped upside down, fuel every where and damn turbine still running! AC going thru shut down when he dropped I turned off Master. I was on "monkey strap" beat the hell out of me. I have a great picture after crash. 170th had all "H" models beginning in '67, except "C" Guns. from Paul R Wilson , October 1998

This record was last updated on 10/30/98

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16577
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 0667.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6706   0    0 W0Y6AA INTRANSIT        IN TRANSIT                  AVCOMCTR
6707  17   17 WC4YAA 170 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6708  79   96 WC4YAA 170 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6709 101  197 WC4YAA 170 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6710 105  302 WC4YAA 170 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6711 130  432 WC4YAA 170 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6712  40  472 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     

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