Helicopter UH-1H 66-16523

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16523
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00000565
Date: 11/23/67
Unit: 2 SIG
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
Unknown this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0700 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 5 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 Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
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: UH1P2, 74132 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16523
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00001624
Date: 01/13/69
Accident case number: 690113021
Unit: 57 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Kontum in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 670
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 MULKEY JC
P W1 PASSANT F

Accident Summary:

AC NOTICED SHUDDER FROM REAR OF ACFT EGT CLIMBED PAST 900 THROTTLE WAS ROLLED OFF & AUTO WAS EXEC ONLY AVAILABLE LDG AREA WAS DOWNWIND & HARD LDG RESULTED \


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16523
The Army purchased this helicopter 0667
Total flight hours at this point: 00002508
Date: 06/16/70
Incident number: 700616241ACD Accident case number: 700616241 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 118 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Bien Hoa in
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 1
costing 289345
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC W2 MOORE D
P O5 MORAN O
CE E4 BRUNO J
G E4 WILSON S

Passengers:
CPT MCCRONE JAMES ROLAND, AR, PX, KIA;


Accident Summary:

THE AIRCRAFT HAD LANDED AT NHA BE FOR FUEL. AT 1305 THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER, CW2 MOORE, RECEIVED CLEARANCE FROM THE TOWER FOR HOVER DEPARTURE ON RUNWAY 29. AFTER MAKING THEIR HOVER CHECK, ALL INSTRUMENTS READING NORMAL, THE PILOT MADE THE TAKE-OFF. SHORTLY AFTER CLEARING THE RUNWAY THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER INSTRUCTED THE PILOT TO MAKE A LEFT TURN OUT, HEADING GENERALLY WEST. ABOUT 150 TO 200 METERS OUT OVER THE NHA BE RIVER THE PILOT NOTICED HIS RPM DOWN TO APPROXIMATELY 5000. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER TOOK THE CONTROLS AND TOLD THE PILOT TO PUT THE EMERGENCY GOVERNOR SWITCH INTO THE MEERGENCY POSITION. NO RISE WAS NOTICED BY EITHER PILOT IN RPM AS A RESULT OF THIS SWITCH. THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER INITIATED A FLARE TO SLOW DOWN HIS FORWARD AIRSPEED. SECONDS LATER AT A VERY SLOW FORWARD SPEED THE TAIL BOOM HIT THE WATER, THE AIRCRAFT ROCKED FORWARD AND BEGAN TO SETTLE INTO THE WATER. AS THE AIRCRAFT SETTLED IT TURNED ON ITS' RIGHT SIDE. AS THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER WENT OUT THE LEFT DOOR THE PILOT PUSHED THE CYCLIC ALL THE WAY RIGHT TO ALLOW THE WATER TO STOP THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES. THE AIRCRAFT SANK IN ABOUT 20 TO 30 FEET OF WATER WITH THE ENTIRE CREW GETTING OUT SAFELY. NAVY PATROL BOATS PICKED THEM UP MINUTES LATER.\\

This record was last updated on 09/20/98


The following is crew member information for this incident:


Name: CPT James Roland Mc Crone
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/16/70 while performing the duty of Passenger.
Age at death: 25.3
Date of Birth: 03/03/45
Home City: Dallas, TX
Service: SC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: MACV Advisors
Major organization: MACV advisors
Service: SC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-058
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16523
SSN: 459744790
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: G4400
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 12/19/69
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Gia Dinh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Presbyterian
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 03/05/94


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16523
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  78   78 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN
6708 108  186 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN
6709 103  289 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN
6710 161  450 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN
6711 115  565 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN
6712  85  650 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN
6801  70  720 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN
6802  89  809 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN
6803  76  885 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN
6804  94  979 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN
6805 102 1081 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN
6806  16 1097 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN
6807 119 1216 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN
6808  78 1294 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN
6809   0 1294 WCDXAA 2D SIGNAL GRP    VIETNAM                     RVN
6810  89 1383 WCDXAA 119 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6811  36 1419 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
6812 100 1519 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
6901 105 1624 WAX5AA 57 AVN CO AM FW  VIETNAM                     RVN
6902  46 1670 WC5CAA 572ND MI DET     VIETNAM                     RVN
6903   0 1670 WC5CAA 572ND MI DET     VIETNAM                     RVN
6904   0 1670 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
6905   0 1670 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6906   0 1670 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6907   0 1670 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6908   0 1670 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6909   1 1671 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6910   6 1677 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6911  89 1766 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6912 125 1891 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7001 173 2064 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7002 100 2164 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7003 135 2299 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7004  93 2392 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7005  72 2464 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
7006  44 2508 WFQ8AA 165 TC DS 34 GP  VIETNAM                     RVN
7007   0 2508 WFQ8AA 165 TC DS 34 GP  VIETNAM                     RVN
7008   0 2508 WHB1AA 166 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
7009   0 2508 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS      ITR CONUS                   AVCOMITR
7010   0 2508 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7011   0 2508 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7012   0 2508 W2WJAA BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
7101   0 2508                         NAT&GUARD                   NAT GDZI
7102   0 2508                         NAT&GUARD                   NAT GDZI



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