Helicopter UH-1H 68-15369

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15369
The Army purchased this helicopter 0269
Total flight hours at this point: 00000422
Date: 10/09/69
Accident case number: 691009341
Unit: 11 ACR
The station for this helicopter was Bien Hoa in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 40069
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P W1 GINGRICH GM

Accident Summary:

AT 2000 HOURS ON 9 OCT 69, WO1 GINGRICH WAS MAKING A 090 DEG APPROACH TO SOUL PONY PAD, BIEN HOA ARMY BASE. HE WAS AT AN ESTIMATED 85 FEET, 30 KNOTS AND 1/8 MILE FROM TOUCHDOWN WHEN THE ENGINE FAILED. THERE WAS AN IMMEDIATE LOSS OF RPM AND THE PILOT LOWERED THE COLLECTIVE AND ENTERED AUTOROTATION. WO1 GINGRICH DID NOT FLARE THE AIRCRAFT BUT DID APPLY COLLECTIVE PITCH TO CUSHION HIS LANDING. THE AIRCRAFTS RIGHT SKID STUCK IN THE MUD OF A SMALL DITCH ON TOUCHDOWN CAUSING THE CROSS TUBES TO COLLAPSE. THE RESULTS WERE MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE RIGHT SKID, CROSS TUBES AND THE UNDERSIDE OF THE FUSELAGE. THIS POWER OFF LANDING WAS EXECUTED IN THE EXACT MANNER OUTLINED IN THE PILOTS CHECK LIST TM 55-1520-210-10CL PAGE E-2.\\


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15369
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 0269.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6902   0    0 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6903   0    0 3300   HHD 44 ENG GP    THAILAND                    PACIFIC
6904  82   82 WG2BAA 11 ARM CAV REG   VIETNAM                     RVN
6905  65  147 WG7BAA 11 ARM CAV REG   VIETNAM                     RVN
6906 108  255 WG2BAA 11 ARM CAV REG   VIETNAM                     RVN
6907  45  300 WG2BAA 11 ARM CAV REG   VIETNAM                     RVN
6908  69  369 WG2BAA 11 ARM CAV REG   VIETNAM                     RVN
6909  42  411 WG2BAA 11 ARM CAV REG   VIETNAM                     RVN
6910  11  422 WHB1AA 166 AVN MT 34GP  VIETNAM                     RVN
6911   0  422 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6912   0  422 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7001   0  422 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7002   0  422 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7003   0  422 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
7004   0  422 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7005   0  422 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7006   0  422 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7007   0  422 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7008   3  425 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7009  82  507 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7010 115  622 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7011 119  741 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7012 101  842 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7101 110  952 WC41AA 173 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7102   0  952 WC41AA 173 AHC          VIETNAM                     RVN
7103   0  952 W0MCAA DIR DIST TRANS   IN STORAGE RED RIVER AD     AVSCOM
7104   0  952 W0MCAA DIR DIST TRANS   IN STORAGE RED RIVER AD     AVSCOM
7105   0  952 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7106   0  952 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7107   0  952 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7108   0  952 W0MUAA 8TH SQ AIR CAV   1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
7109   0  952 W0MUAA 8TH SQ AIR CAV   1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
7110   0  952 W0MUAA 8TH SQ AIR CAV   1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
7111   5  957 W0MUAA 8TH SQ AIR CAV   1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
7112  23  980 W0MUAA 8TH SQ AIR CAV   1ST ARMY   FORT KNOX        1ST ARMY
7201  67 1047 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7202  70 1117 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7203  90 1207 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7204 129 1336 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7205  52 1388 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7206  59 1447 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7207  53 1500 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7208  72 1572 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7209  71 1643 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7210  72 1715 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7211  80 1795 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7212  35 1830 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7301   7 1837 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7302  94 1931 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7303  89 2020 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7304  89 2109 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7305  94 2203 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7306  94 2297 W1DZAA USAAVNS          AVN SCHOOL FORT RUCKER      CONARCAS
7307  59 2356 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7308  36 2392 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7309  65 2457 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7310  75 2532 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7311  86 2618 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7312  58 2676 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7401  22 2698 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7402  79 2777 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7403  87 2864 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7404  55 2919 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7405  44 2963 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7409  64 3142 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7410  41 3183 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7411  84 3267 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7412  71 3338 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7501  23 3361 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7502  45 3406 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7503  59 3465 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7504  51 3516 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7505  97 3613 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7506  49 3662 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7507  36 3698 W1DZAA USAAVNS          1ST ARMY   FORT RUCKER      TRADOCAS
7509   0 3698 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM
7510   0 3698 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM
7511   0 3698 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM
7512   0 3698 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM



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