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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13670
The Army purchased this helicopter 0665
Total flight hours at this point: 00001305
Date: 10/18/66
Accident case number: G811
Unit: BELL HCPTR
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0050 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Count of hits was not possible because the helicopter burned or exploded.
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (60MM MOR)
The helicopter was hit in the Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 03 WIA . . Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 3 . . Passengers = 0
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft was capable of one time flight.
The aircraft was diverted or delayed after completing some mission objectives.
costing 0
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00732, CRAFX, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. )

Crew Members:
P TINKER MR
CP LOFTEN RC

Accident Summary:
ACFT RECD UNDET AMT AUTO WEAP HITS AND DAMAGE FROM 60MM MTR ROUNDS WITHIN LZ FLOWN BACK TO STAGE FLD EVAC BY CH4
This record was last updated on 05/02/97

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13670
The Army purchased this helicopter 0665
Total flight hours at this point: 00001579
Date: 03/26/67
Unit: 121 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Rescue and Recovery mission for Rescue or Rescue Support
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at 0050 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 16 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: PERSONNEL, MAIN ROTOR SYS, ELECTRICAL SYS
Casualties = YES . .
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: UH1P2, 72407, Larry McDonald's log book ()
Summary: This was VIKING SURPRISE that made about 13 smoke passes and took over 130 hits. The Bell Tech Rep turned it in for rebuild.

Crew Members:
AC CW2 DALY JR
P WO1 MCDONALD LF

War Story:
Because of an entry in Larry McDonald's personal logbook, the VHPA believes this aircraft was the 121st AHC's VIKING SURPRISE and the battle damage noted in this record was received during the Battle on Easter Sunday near the village of Hoa Binh in Vinh Long Province. SURPRISE was still at Soc Trang when the initial assault into LZ ALPHA was made. Soon three Hueys were down in the LZ and the 13th CAB units in the battle sent out calls for reinforcements. CW2 Jerry Daly was at Soc Trang, got a crew together using a brand new WO as the other pilot, and flew to Vinh Long. About this time WO Larry McDonald arrived at Vinh Long on a C-123 returning for an in-country R&R. While SURPRISE was refueling and waiting for the rescue effort to get organized, Daly and McDonald linked up and McDonald used the new WO's flight helmet and other equipment. The MAVERICK gunships from the 175th AHC were organizing the rescue effort and when Daly arrived on the scene, he radioed "I think I have something you can use," referring to the smoke ship. The gunships set up a large daisy chain, SURPRISE smoked the tree line, and four Hueys landed to perform the rescue. All the while, USAF and VNAF attack aircraft will bombing the tree line. There was enough wind to dissipate the smoke, so SURPRISE had to lay it down repeatedly. Larry says about the time the Plexiglas was all shot out, he stopped counting smoke passes at number nine. Daly was a excellent judge of the amount of oil they had as they continued to maintain the protective smoke screen. Even with the gunships and the attack aircraft, SURPRISE was all alone during the smoke passes and the VC knew exactly what they were doing. Larry says the enlisted men were laying on the floor while firing their weapons to minimize their exposure to the enemy fire. Larry’s log book records they took 130 hits but miraculously no one was wounded except Larry with some Plexiglas cuts. He says the enlisted guys talked about moving around in the cargo compartment and having bullet holes appear in the floor where they had just been. He estimates they made 12 to 13 smoke passes and that they run out of oil just about the time the fourth rescue helicopter departed the LZ. They knew their aircraft was in bad shape but flew it safely back to Soc Trang. They logged a total of 1:35. Their Bell Tech Rep "put a ribbon around it" meaning that it would have to be turned in for rebuild. For his bravely this day, CW2 Daly was awarded a DSC in a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. and promoted to the rank of Captain.
This record was last updated on 05/02/97

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13670
The Army purchased this helicopter 0665
Total flight hours at this point: 00001759
Date: 10/09/67
Accident case number: 671009121
Unit: 118 AHC
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 5872
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W1 WIELAND WB

Accident Summary:
The aircraft was hovering too close to trees. The main rotor contacted a small tree.

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13670
The Army purchased this helicopter 0665
Total flight hours at this point: 00001976
Date: 12/13/67
Unit: 118 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
Unknown this helicopter was Landing at 0200 feet and 070 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 Main Rotor Blade System
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: UH1P2, 74446 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13670
The Army purchased this helicopter 0665
Total flight hours at this point: 00001976
Date: 12/17/67
Unit: 118 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at 0300 feet and 060 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 Passenger Cargo Section
Systems damaged were: ARMAMENT
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: UH1P2, 74504 ()

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 64-13670
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 0665.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.
DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610  71 1305 3409   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6611  30 1335 3409   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6612  21 1356 3409   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6701  47 1403 3409   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6702 104 1507 3409   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6703  72 1579 3409   POST SUPPLY      6TH ARMY   FORT ORD         6TH ARMY
6704   0 1579 3409   ARMY AVN DIV     6TH ARMY   DUGWAY PG        TEVALCOM
6705   2 1581 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6706   5 1586 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6707  33 1619 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6708  36 1655 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6709  13 1668 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6710  91 1759 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6711 129 1888 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6712  88 1976 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6801 113 2089 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6802  71 2160 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6803  69 2229 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6804 141 2370 WAX9AA 118 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN
6805   0 2370 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN
6806   0 2370 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6807   0 2370 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6808   0 2370 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6809   0 2370 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6810   3 2373 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM
6811   0 2373 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6812   6 2379 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
6901  23 2402 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
6902  26 2428 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
6903  16 2444 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
6904  26 2470 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
6905  44 2514 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
6906  30 2544 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
6907  11 2555 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
6908  56 2611 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
6909  45 2656 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
6910  43 2699 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
6911  14 2713 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
6912   0 2713 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
7001  12 2725 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
7002  19 2744 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
7003  16 2760 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
7004  32 2792 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
7005  22 2814 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
7006  45 2859 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
7007   0 2859 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
7008  62 2921 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
7009   8 2929 W0Y4AA DAVISON AAF      MDW        FORT BELVOIR     MDW
7010  18 2947 WYA5AA 157 AVN CO       1ST ARMY   MILLER ARMY AF   RESV
7011   6 2953 WYA5AA 157 AVN CO       1ST ARMY   MILLER ARMY AF   RESV
7012   0 2953 WYA5AA 157 AVN CO       1ST ARMY   MILLER ARMY AF   RESV
7101  17 2970 WYA5AA 157TH AVN CO     1ST ARMY   MILLER ARMY AF   RESV
7102   8 2978 WYA5AA 157TH AVN CO     1ST ARMY   MILLER ARMY AF   RESV
7103  20 2998 WYA5AA 157TH AVN CO     1ST ARMY   MILLER ARMY AF   RESV
7104  18 3016 WYA5AA 157TH AVN CO     1ST ARMY   MILLER ARMY AF   RESV
7105   0 3016 WYA5AA 157TH AVN CO     1ST ARMY   MILLER ARMY AF   RESV
7106  27 3043 WYA5AA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7107   5 3048 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7108   0 3048 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7109  12 3060 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7110   0 3060 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7111   0 3060 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7112   0 3060 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7201   0 3060 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7202   0 3060 WRGGAA SUPPLY DIV       1ST ARMY   FORT DIX         1ST ARMY
7203   0 3060 WRGGAA SUPPLY DIV       1ST ARMY   FORT DIX         1ST ARMY
7204   0 3060 WRGGAA SUPPLY DIV       1ST ARMY   FORT DIX         1ST ARMY
7205   0 3060 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7206   0 3060 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7207   0 3060 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7208   0 3060 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7209   2 3062 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7210   7 3069 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7211   0 3069 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7212   8 3077 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7301  18 3095 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7302   6 3101 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7303   1 3102 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7304   0 3102 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7305   0 3102 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7306   0 3102 WRGGAA HHC 157 INF BDE  1ST ARMY   HORSHAM          RESV
7307   0 3102 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7308   0 3102 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM
7309   0 3102 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM
7310   0 3102 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM
7311   5 3107 W0Y6AA NASA             LOAN       LANGLY RSH CTR   AVSCOM
7312   9 3116 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7401  11 3127 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7402  30 3157 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7403  17 3174 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7404  41 3215 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7405  42 3257 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7405  42 3257 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7409  17 3382 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7410  18 3400 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7411   8 3408 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7412  26 3434 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7501   0 3434 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7502   2 3436 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7503  10 3446 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7504  27 3473 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7505  20 3493 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7506   0 3493 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7507   0 3493 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7508   0 3493 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7509   2 3495 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7510  11 3506 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7511  47 3553 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM
7512  21 3574 WAB1FF 101ST ABN DIV    1ST ARMY   FORT CAMPBELL    FORSCOM