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UH-1 Vietnam Losses }->

1972-1973 ~ 1971 ~ 1970 ~ 1969 ~ 1968 ~ 1967 ~ 1966 ~ 1963-1965

 

Date

Name(s)

Location

Insignia

Notes

23 NOV 99

CW2 William J. Zimmermann [IP]
SSG Edward Roberts [CE]
P & CE injured

New York

A/2/126 AVN (NY ARNG)
#70-16252
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed near Runway 6 while attempting landing in foggy conditions at MacArthur-Long Island Airport. Pilot was performing a second ILS approach when A/C traveled 3/10 nm past the runway approach end, turned approx 180 deg. and traveled 3/10 nm back towards the approach end of runway. At 2017 hours the A/C impacted the ground in a 30-deg. nose-down level attitude resulting in a 57 G's crash force.

01 MAR 97

CW3 Thomas L. Miller [P]
3 injured

Indiana

681 MED CO (IN ARNG)
#69-15531
A/C was in flight of four when it crashed at 1757 hours approx 8 mi SE from Camp Atterbury during routine NOE training due to failure of the forward reduction gear assembly component of the A/C's engine.

*Miller was the first helicopter fatality in the Indiana ARNG.

31 JAN 97

CW2 Robert T. Leaver [IP]
2LT Jason J. Baker (USAF)
1LT Scott R. Cummins

Alabama

A/1/212 AVN
#62-2109
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was on a low-level, NOE NVG navigation training flight approx 2 miles E of Samson at 2100 hours in Geneva County. Approx one minute after takeoff as A/C was making a left downwind departure from LZ after hot refuel, the A/C struck the ground in a left roll, nose-low attitude traveling 60-70 KIAS. Investigation suspected that they continued flight using degraded visual cues that caused them to falsely interpret their altitude and visible horizon. As a result, the crew became spatially disoriented and flew the aircraft into the ground.

13 MAR 93

CW4 James A. Nichols [P]
CW2 Mark H. Nelson [P]
CW2 Dale R. Schmidt [P]
SGT Larry D. Roalstad [C]
SGT James R. Teel [C]
2 injured

Minnesota

A/2/147 AVN (MN ARNG)
#66-16543 & #69-15857
Mid-air collision at 1519 hours between two UH-1H's at Camp Ripley Military Reserve near Little Falls during an Army National Guard exercise.

08 FEB 93

WO1 Anthony V. Huggins [P]
DAC Chansy Hang [IP]

Alabama

1-212 AVN
#65-10006
A/C crashed in a field near Allen Stagefield near Wicksburg at approx 1510 hours while on a routine student pilot training mission. A/C impacted ground nose low and in left-bank attitude. Pilot lost control after a small metal stud broke and key parts fell off the M/R assembly.

08 OCT 92

CW2 Anthony R. Rakowski [P]
1LT Daniel Winchester Jr

Colorado

4 CMD AVN BN
#68-15438
A/C crashed and burned 3 miles south of Turkey Creek Ranch while on a routine training mission from Ft. Carson at approx. 1050 hours. A/C was was skimming along only 4-6 feet above the rugged prairie at an estimated speed of almost 100 mph, when the pilots banked into a sharp turn, causing M/R blades to strike the ground.

13 MAY 91

1LT Vicki L. Boyd [P]
CPT Sashai Dawn [P]
SSG Linda S. Simonds [MD]
CE injured

Honduras

126 MED (CA ARNG)
#68-15640
A/C on a medical evacuation mission crashed into a mountain outside of Soto Cano AFB near Comayagua.

27 FEB 91

1LT Daniel E. Graybeal [P]
WO1 Kerry P. Heine [CP]
SSG Michael R. Robson [MO]
CE injured

Kuwait

507 MED
#64-14273
A/C was on a medevac mission under NVG's when AAA fire hit the T/R causing acft to enter an uncontrollable spin. At some point during the spin, the CE was thrown clear of the acft and the impact with ground caused the xmsn to fall over which crushed the medic and the pilots were pinned against the instrument panel. Post crash fire engulfed the A/C.

25 FEB 91

CW2 Paul S. Timmer Jr [P]
WO1 Eric D. Funderburg [P]
SGT David M. Coleman [CE]
SFC Juan R. Guerra
SPC Marvin T. Simpson

El Salvador

4-228 AVN BN
#68-15383

A/C was climbing to cruise altitude shortly after takeoff in flight of two when it encountered T/R stoppage. A/C rolled right and entered right, nose-low, spiraling descent. At 1550' AGL, A/C appeared to resume level flight attitude, lost fwd airspeed and entered flat right spin, stopped spinning at 500' AGL and fell vertically into Lake Ilopango and immediately sank.

07 FEB 91

CW3 Richard R. Lee [CP]
4 injured

Saudi Arabia

229 MED DET
#69-15016
During a night-aided flight at 75' AGL and 60 KIAS, pilot made an evasive right turn to avoid another acft and while still in a slight descent, hit 10' berm.

02 JAN 91

CW4 Daniel F. Scott [P]
LTC David H. Pickett [P]
PFC Earnest G. Dawson Jr [CE]

El Salvador

4-228 AVN BN
[Need Tail#]
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
Shot down by an FMLN patrol in San Francisco canton at approx 1430 hours in Lolotique district, Department of San Miguel, while flying at low altitude. Crew successfully autorotated down the side of a hill after crossing a ridgeline. A/C crashed into a 4 foot boulder, and then rotated 185 degrees around it. CW4 Daniel Scott was killed instantly as his side of the A/C struck the boulder. Dawson and Pickett were executed by FMLN.

14 DEC 90

1LT Peter J. Rose [P]
CW2 Carol L. McKinney [CP]
SGT Dallas R. Cooper

Texas

1267 MED (MO ARNG)
#69-15913
A/C crashed in a densely wooded area south of Cleveland, near the Tarkington VFD at FM 321 and Texas 163 while flying to Beaumont port for deployment to Desert Storm. The A/C flew on its side into a thick stand of trees after the pilot apparently became disoriented and lost control after the A/C turned while some helicopters flying with it maneuvered to avoid thin, low clouds.

23 NOV 90

CIV Phillip E. Walker [IP]
5 injured

Oklahoma

374 AA (USAR)
#74-22309
A/C crashed into Lake Ellsworth (15 mi. N of Ft. Sill) and sank in 15' of water while conducting over water training under NVGs.

07 NOV 90

CW2 James R. Harbeson [P]
CW2 Manuel Gomez [P]
SGT Michael J. Chandler [CE]

Greece

6 AVN DET
#69-15679

A/C crashed near the islet of Evreos in the Saronic Gulf of the Aegean Sea SE of Corinth on a routine flight from the Southern European Task Force Base in Vicenza, Italy. At 1825 hrs, witness on the northern coast reported low-flying acft flying over her house, followed by silence. A/C descended while in left-banked attitude and impacted water at high speed, sinking to depth of 220m.

21 FEB 90

WO1 Richard T. Block [P]
WO1 Vincent C. Gibson [P]
SPC Joel L. Meints* [CE]
PVT Jude W. Johnson [C]
PV2 Charles D. Allison
SPC Rodney L. Blodgett
SGT Sidney T. Dew
SPC Kurt M. Magill
SGT Antonio B. Solis

Panama

B/1/228 AVN
#69-15851
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was part of a 4-ship lift peacekeeping mission over jungles on the Atlantic coast of Panama. A/C crashed into a mountain while searching for the OH-58 Involved that crashed into the same mountain. Wreckage found 2 days later.

*Meints was in my unit in 88-89.

08 SEP 89

CW4 James R. Bollar [P]
CW4 Dickie C. Hill [P]
SGT Charles L. Hansen [CE]
1 injured

Idaho

AIR TRP/116 ACR (ID ARNG)
#69-15436
News Article
A/C crashed 25 miles SE of Boise near Danskin Peak while flying NOE.

17 JUN 89

CW2 Hugh B. Pearce [P]
1LT David J. Hendry [CP]
SSG Benjamin R. Greenplate [CE]
SPC Samuel K. May
SFC Ward A. Cornell
MSG Robert E. Lucey Jr

Massachusetts

C/106 AVN (DE ARNG)
#64-13571
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed in dense fog around 0003 hours EDT near Yarmouth on a combined passenger delivery and training missing from Providence to Camp Edwards.

24 OCT 88

CW3 Geoffrey L. Nett [P]
2LT Eric J. Smeltzer [P]
SFC Ramon N. Espinoza [CE]

DEP Roy A. Chester-LA Co
INV Michael D. Davis-Riverside Co
DEP James D. McSweeney-LA Co
SGT Richard G. Romero-Imperial Co
DEP Mark S. Tonkin-Orange Co

California

140 AVN (CA ARNG)
#69-15675
A/C was on a night unaided Joint drug interdiction mission (Operation Border Ranger) when it was going to intercept a suspect vehicle. A/C went into a descending right turn and struck two guy wires of a power line at 2130 hours and exploded into a hillside at the foothills of the Laguna Mountains.

09 JUN 88

CW2 Donald D. Bryant [PI]
WO1 Michael R. Dawson [CP]
SPC James C. Bolinger [CE]

Germany

193 AVN
#15387 (partial)
News Article
A/C was in flight of 7 acft on RTB from a 5-day field exercise to Goeppingen, proceeding in loose trail formation. Visibility was poor with ceilings estimated at 400-600'. Flight flew over serveral sets of power lines then descend to lower altitude after crossing. Flight slowed to about 50 KIAS and crossed a tower at less than required 50' clearance when Chalk #4 descended onto the tower while returning to cruising altitude. A/C crashed in a field along a heavily traveled highway near Hittistetten.

22 OCT 87

1 killed
2 injured

Alabama

FLT SCHOOL
[Need Tail#]
A/C crashed and burned in a heavily wooded area about 1 1/2 mi S of Troy airport near the Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery at approx 2000 hrs.

15 JUL 87

CW3 John D. Raybon [PC]
1LT Gregory J. Paredes [CP]
SP4 Douglas Lee Adams [CE]
SFC Lynn V. Keen [MO]
LTC James M. Basile (USAF)
LTC Joseph L. Lujan
MO injured

El Salvador

 

[Need A/C Unit]
#69-15013
A/C crashed into the side of a cliff in bad weather at approx 2256 hours during the evacuation of a wounded military advisor. Included among the dead were the deputy commander of the U.S. Military Group and 5 Army helicopter crew members and medical specialists.

22 JUN 87

CW3 Robert E. Fisher [P]
CW2 Bruce E. Lyon [CP]
SPC Jose G. Ruiz [CE]
PFC Gary D. Bennight [C]

49 AD PAX:
SSG Cecil B. Little
SPC Henry Salcido

489 ENG BN (AR USAR):
PFC Dexter B. Baggett
SGT Charles E. Hansberry
PVT Charles C. Johnson
SPC Frederick E. Lawrence

Texas

353 ENG BN (OK USAR)
[Need Tail#]
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C entered a nose-high climb, with a 180-degree turn at the top, followed by a nose-low descent return-to-target manuever when the T/R hit a tree and crashed and burned on West Ft. Hood at approx. 0945 hours during Starburst '87 exercises.

NOTE: This A/C & crew took off from our flight line, where it was based when not in field.

03 JUN 87

SFC Peter A. Graves
SGT Todd Smit
6 injured

California

AHT/163 ACR (UT ARNG)
[Need Tail#]
A/C crashed on a training mission 4 miles SW of the main Fort Irwin garrison at 1815 hours.

02 JUN 87

SP4 William D. Bradshaw

California

2-4 ID
A soldier of a field arty observation party exited properly to front of A/C but while attempting to return to acft to pick up additional equipment, walked into the T/R during a training exercise at Ft. Irwin.

06 FEB 87

1LT James B. Belcher [P]
CW2 Kevin R. Killman [P]
SP4 Jerome C. Barchel [CE]
SFC Doyle D. Cannon [MO]

Georgia

3/498 MED
#72-21559
A/C crashed in a remote swampy area approx 3 mi NW of Ft. Stewart while on a MAST mission to rescue two victims of a car wreck.

10 JUL 86

CW2 Ronald R. Kennedy [P]
WO1 Randy R. Locklear [P]
PFC Donald R. Krause [C]
CE & 1 PAX injured

California

200 AVN
#65-10109
News Article
A/C crashed into the east side of San Bernardino National Forest approx 15 SE of Big Bear Lake (Hell For Sure Canyon) at about 6000' level. Crew thought they spotted a downed aircraft and descended to approx 20-30' above trees, slowed acft below ETL, spun right and into trees, hitting the ground nose down. Crash took place during Gallant Eagle exercises and acft was based in Ft. Sill.

16 SEP 84

CW3 Robert C. Machholz [P]
SP4 Thomas E. Heaverin [MD]
15 injured

Indiana

412 MED (KY USAR)
[Need Tail#]
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
Two Hueys participating in a mock disaster drill took off from airfield in loose trail formation for about 3 mi before turning back toward the airfield. They then formed up in a side-by-side formation to fly past a picnic area at approx 25' AGL and 90-100 KIAS when M/R blades made contact and crashed. Chalk 1 continued straight and level, hitting the ground in an almost level attitude, slid 326' before coming to rest upright. Chalk 2 hit the ground in a right nose-low attitude and tumbled approx 292' before coming to rest in an inverted position. Pilot and medic in Chalk 2 acft were killed.

16 JUN 84

CW3 Charles N. Hurt [P]
SP4 Ricardo J. Tornero [CE]
SSG Donald K. Chavis [C]

Egypt

1/325 ABN
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C crashed near Ras Nasrani during a prephase maintenance test flight in Sinai. Cause of the crash was due to apparent equipment failure.

09 JUN 84

CW3 Robert J. Izzo Jr [MP]
James E. Robinson [ME]

Pennsylvania

28 AVN (PN ARNG)
#65-9436
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C lost power, made a low-altitude, 180-deg turn back to landing area, bled off rotor RPM and crashed nose low into a field in East Finley Township during flight test at approx 1250 hours. Cause was determined to be explosive engine failure as the result of corrosion of the #1 bearing. A/C shed the xmsn cowling, then removed the M/R control tubes.

30 MAY 84

CW2 Brian P. Johnson [P]
4 injured

North Carolina

[Need A/C Unit] (NC ARNG)
[Need Tail#]
After about 20 minutes of flight, CP announced a decrease in rotor RPM and A/C flew into trees and crashed.

13 MAY 84

MSG Bill Miranda
6 injured

California

336 AVN (USAR)


A/C was Chalk 2 in flight of three in loose trail formation, when it broke formation and descended to an altitude of 50-75' for about 2 mi. A/C then passed over a lake, made a steep cyclic climb and a 180-deg turn with approx 60-deg angle of bank, followed by a steep dive. After pulling out of dive, A/C repeated the manuever but could not stop the excessive rate of descent in the dive and crashed in a near level attitude about 8 miles SE of Bishop while taking part in manuevers in the Owens Valley at 0930 hrs. Victim (USAR) was assigned to 12 SF unit.

16 APR 84

DAC Ronald R. Cowden [IP]
2LT Jonathan D. Coby
WOC Mark Hitzig

Alabama

LIGHT BLUE FLT
#69-15925
A/C was performing a hydraulics off go around at a Skelly Stage Field. As A/C reached 400-500' AGL, mast bumping occurred causing loss of the rotor head, rolled inverted and crashed into trees at approx. 1700 hours.

19 JUL 83

2LT Richard D. Puckett
2 injured

Alabama

FLT SCHOOL
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C crashed in woods north of Ozark during a training flight. IP initiated simulated forced landing and noticed rapidly decaying engine and rotor RPM. IP told student he was assuming controls, but student would not release controls. A/C hit trees and crashed in swampy area.

09 JUN 83

WO1 Daniel B. Foy [P]
WO1 John O. Brewer [P]
CE killed

California

A/7-7 AVN
[Need Tail#]
A/C crashed and burned in a hilly region near the coast of Northern California about 60 mi S of Ft. Ord while on a routine flight of four. Air mission cmdr placed the Inf airmobile operation on a wx hold due to ceiling 100' and visibility 1/2 mi, but ordered the flight to be repositioned. As A/C began a straight-up hover to about 80', it entered fog and clouds and was unable to maintain flight due to disorientation.

04 SEP 82

MAJ Richard C. Bulliner [P]
CPT William S. Inklebarger [P]
PFC Mark R. Welch [CE]
SSG Gregg A. Penn [MO]
CIV Pat Pennington

Colorado

571 MED DET
#284
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed into a tree and exploded in flames in 11 Mile Canyon during a medevac of an injured mountain climber that fell off a cliff. While flying through canyon, A/C completed a steep right turn and then rolled into a steep left turn. Combination of high airspeed and steep banks resulted in loss of altitude causing M/R blade to hit top of tree.

17 AUG 82

CPT Cliff L. Nelson [C]
2 injured

Utah

[Need A/C Unit] (USAR)
[Need Tail#]
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
Medevac acft crashed and burned at Salt Lake City International Airport at approx 2146 hours on the Army's portion of the airport's west ramp. A/C was cleared to land on sod next to runway, when it touched down hard and crew attempted to recover, became airborne again, flipped inverted, rolled and came to rest upright.

15 JUL 82

CPT Andrew W. Burgland [P]
SGT James R. Hendrix Jr [CE]

Germany

11 ACR
#73-21825

A/C departed maintenance ramp at Fliegerhorst Casern to the north and after clearing the boundary fence and about 200' AGL, the M/R assembly separated and fuselage crashed to the ground. Cause was due to corrosion in a single bolt in the M/R subassembly.

23 JUN 82

WO1 John H. Butler [CP]
SGT William R. Hogan [CE]
PVT Barry J. Chatwin*
6 injured

Texas

1 CAV
[Need Tail#]
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site. WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed at approx 1600 hours 6 miles from Lemons Fishing Camp on the Colorado River in San Saba County. A/C had just dropped off supplies at a field location and was proceeding down the river at 50' and 90 KIAS when it hit wires and crashed.
*PVT Chatwin died 7 days later of injuries.

29 MAY 82

1LT Lawrence J. O'Toole
7 injured

Colorado

[Need A/C Unit]
#73-21694
News Article
A/C from Ft. Carson was on a SAR shortly before noon while ferrying searchers to look for the remains of a man stranded by a Christmas Eve plane crash, when engine and rotor rpm bled off during approach to LZ. Crew was initiating a missed approach but airspeed was slow and A/C descended in a slight turn, hitting trees and coming to rest on right side.

14 APR 82

IP & SIP killed
2LT Michael P. Scott
2LT Chris M. Trotter

Alabama

[Need A/C Unit]
#65-9808
A/C crashed while performing hydraulics-off emergency procedure at Skelly Stagefield. At an altitude of 15-20' AGL and very slow airspeed, the A/C pitched nose up and climbed to 50-60', rolled inverted and crashed. Investigation revealed that IP allowed student pilot to put the A/C in an attitude from which it was impossible to recover.

18 MAY 81

CW2 Stanley R. Menze [IP]
2LT James A. Fitz[CP]
1LT Frederick E. Berkhan Jr
1LT Franklin Pena

Alabama

[Need A/C Unit]
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C was on a routine training mission out of Ft. Rucker when it crashed and burned near the Crenshaw-Covington county lines just off of CR 43 and a 1/4 mile from Hwy 331 about 7 miles S of Brantley. They were flying an NOE maneuver when the crash occurred. Investigation concluded the cause of the crash was due to engine failure.

25 FEB 81

WO1 Paul A. Holley [P]
CW2 Ronald D. Schroeder [P]
SGT Fernando Garcia [CE]

Germany

E/501 AVN
[Need Tail#]
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed shortly after takeoff at 0500 hours from Hohenfels AAF near Nuremberg, during a routine flight over the Hohenfels Training Area. Primary causes of crash were determined to be crew fatigue, lack of experience and a 10 deg. precessing main attitude indicator.

17 FEB 81

CW2 David W. Sooter [P]
2 others missing

Central America

 

114 AVN
[Need Tail#]
A/C crashed while flying an observation mission on an Organization of American States peacekeeping mission during border disputes between Ecuador and Peru. ELT was not installed on A/C and aircraft could not be located after a month long search.

30 JAN 81

CW3 James N. Farrell Jr [P]
CW3 Jerome A. Kroese [P]
CE injured

Alaska

E/1 CAV
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C crashed during Operation Brimfrost at Ft. Wainwright. A/C had just refueled and was taking off from a tactical site at Clear Creek when it lost a T/R blade which struck and fractured a M/R blade. The xsmn departed the A/C from the vibration. The CE that survived was thrown from the descending A/C at about 200' and lived.

18 DEC 80

WO1 Wayne L. Malmsten [P]
7 injured

North Carolina

82 ABN
[Need Tail#]
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was on a tactical service mission with crew of 3 and 5 PAX on Ft Bragg. A/C was performing NOE at 60 KIAS and 35-50' AGL. During a left turn, pilot initiated deceleration by raising nose. T/B hit the tops of some trees, knocking off the T/R and 90 deg gearbox, collective was increased and A/C began spin to the right. Two or three revolutions then occurred and pilot reduced throttle to stop the spin and A/C descended vertically and hit the ground in a 30 deg nose-down attitude. Three PAX were ejected with two receiving major injuries and one slight injury. CP was killed when stabilizer bar hit him in the back and pinned him against the instrument panel.

11 NOV 80

2LT Andrew W. Stocker [P]
WO1 Charles M. Falcone [P]
PFC Gerald F. Court [CE]

Oregon

B/3-5 CAV
[Need Tail#]
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was in flight of six that took off on training flight from Ft. Lewis in wx conditions below that required for night VFR. Chalk 2 lost sight of lead and inadvertently entered a descending left turn after becoming spatially disoriented and crashed in the Anderson Butte area of the Siskiyou Mountains in Southern Oregon.

30 JUN 80

CPT Laurence R. Sexton [MP]
SGT Kosta T. Milisis [C]
SP4 Brian A. Tetta
SGT John J. Sticker

Germany

E/3 AVN BN
[Need Tail#]

A/C exploded and crashed in a wheat field near Ebenheid during a routine maintenance test flight. A/C and crew were based at Peden Barracks in Wertheim. Spring pin in fuel control failed because of stress corrosion, resulting in power loss. Xsmn displaced in flight, allowing M/R blade to sever tailboom. Exact cause of stress corrosion could not be determined.

04 MAR 80

WO1 Sheryl L. Siroonian [P]
3 injured

Kentucky

326 MED BN
[Need Tail#]
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was on a MAST blood run and had dropped off the blood at Madisonville, KY hospital and was returning to Ft. Campbell flying at 75' AGL when it hit a powerline severing the M/R push-pull tubes. A/C became uncontrollable, crashed coming to rest inverted in the grassy area between the east and westbound lanes of the Pennyrile Parkway at 2000 hrs.

26 JAN 80

CW2 Earl W. Noland [P]
3 injured

Washington

841 MED (WA ARNG)
[Need Tail#]
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C took off from local airport and flew along the shoreline of Medical Lake for several miles about 300 yds offshore cruising about 90-100 KIAS and 20-30' AGL, initiated a slight right turn, entered a shallow descent allowing tail to hit water first, rotated forward and entered the water in a right, nose-low attitude.

14 MAR 79

CW2 David W. Sawin [P]
SP4 Michael B. Brown [CE]
CP injured

North Carolina

129 AVN
[Need Tail#]
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed approx 5 mi W post near Monroe Mountain due to separation of drive link trunion bearing from swashplate due to improper maintenance.

13 DEC 78

CW3 Edward A. Jones [P]
CPT Stanley E. Rohner [P]
PFC Jaff J. Decker [CE]
PFC Bonnie C. Handley

Germany

71 AVN
[Need Tail#]
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed in an open field near the Main River north of Wuerzburg, 1.2 miles south of Karlstadt after it hit overhead power lines.

04 AUG 78

CW3 Rodney G. Goheen [P]
MAJ Hubert C. Carter [P]
SGT Jeffrey L. Kildow [CE]
CPT Thomas M.D. Butler

New Mexico

3 ACR
[Need Tail#]

A/C experienced in-flight breakup, crashed and burned 4 miles NE of Chaparral on the McGregor Range while on a training mission from Ft. Bliss.

17 JUL 78

WO1 James D. Boyer [P]
CW2 Michael E. Smith [P]
PFC Daniel F. Macon [C]

California

237 MED
[Need Tail#]

A/C apparently lost its T/R before crashing in a fiery ball on the Coastal Hwy 156 near Castroville while on a test flight at approx 1120 hours.

14 JUL 78

CPT Richard D. Donaldson [P]
WOC Michael B. McGowan
WOC Lee A. Price

Alabama

[Need A/C Unit]
[Need Tail#]

A/C crashed in a field near Wicksburg while on a training mission from Ft. Rucker.

27 JUN 78

WO1 Richard J. Kasha [PC]
WO1 Paul M. Kemp [CP]
SP4 Terry W. Clark [CE]
COL Robert T. Basha
CSM James W. Cook
CPT David T. Johnson
CPT Harvey R. Jokinen
LTC Edward F. Kelly
SGM John W. Knighton

Germany

8 ID
[Need Tail#]
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C was flying from the unit's barracks at Baumholder to the Army training grounds at Grafenwoehr, when it lost its T/R, crashed and burst into flames in a garden on the edge of a sugar beet field near Unteralterheim.

24 MAY 78

CPT William R. Apblett II [P]
CW2 Robert E. Goebel [CP]
SGT Charles B. Ward [CE]
SP5 Leonard Velucci

New York

5/117 CAV (NJ ARNG)
[Need Tail#]
WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed on a pass over a firing range target on Ft. Drum at approx 1500 hours. A/C suffered an engine power loss and came down at a slight angle, slicing off the tops of several trees and caught fire upon impact with ground.

11 APR 78

CPT Thomas L. Westbrook [IP]
WOC Timothy Conway
WOC John P. Palazzolo

Alabama

[Need A/C Unit]
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C crashed on the downwind leg at Toth stagefield during full faced NVG training. The safety board believes the SP may have flown the A/C into the ground while the IP was changing the VHF radio freq to check on wx moving in.

04 JAN 78

CPT John L. Dunnavant [P]
CPT Terrance K. Woolever [P]
SGT Floyd Smith [CE]
LTC Ray Maynard (CAP)
4 injured

Tennessee

326 MED BN
#218
News Article
A/C crashed due to a failure of the A-7 fuel control, while on MAST mission to rescue personnel in a downed civilian Cessna.

13 JUL 77

CPT William A. Lashley [P]
CW2 James H. Miles [P]
SSG Horace P. Robinson [C]
1 injured

Korea

377 MED
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C crashed at 2225 hours in rainy skies approx 9 miles north of Taegu while attempting rescue of downed Marine UH-1N helicopter assigned to HML-367, Det B.

11 MAY 77

CW2 Gary R. Zilla [P]

Montana

[Need A/C Unit] (MT ARNG)
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A/C crashed at approx 1100 hours near Townsend during annual training. A/C was hovering to refuel when wind from the rear tipped the acft and spun it around and M/R hit the ground causing acft to roll on its right side. A portion of the M/R blade went into the left side of the cabin and struck victim in the head. Zilla died May 23 of his injuries.

17 DEC 76

CPT James L. Crow Jr [CP]
IP injured

Louisiana

 

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News Article
A/C crashed at Ft. Polk during pilot check ride performing hydraulics off landing.

19 JUL 76

CPT Patrick F. Craven [P]
CW2 Clarence L. Benoit [P]
SP4 John V. Jones [CE]

Korea

A/2 AVN
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News Article
A/C was lead in a formation flight, struck a power line severing control tubes and crashed near Pocheon. Other aircraft were able to avoid wires.

25 MAR 76

CW2 Eular M. Young [P]
WO1 David E. Crissman [P]
SP4 Jimmie L. Barbaree [CE]

Texas

1 CAV
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News Article
A/C crashed shortly before midnight during military manuevers near Shaw Mountain on the NW portion of Ft. Hood.

20 MAR 76

CW2 Roger D. Given [P]
2LT William P. Russell [P]
SP4 Carl E. Campbell [CE]
SGT Daniel R. Deyarmin
SGT Sheldon W. Gran
PV2 Randall J. Ladwig
2LT William M. Warhime
2 injured

Georgia

121 AVN
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A/C crashed approx 20 miles north of Dahlonega after hitting Akin Mountain during a routine training mission.

20 MAR 76

CPT William L. Allen [P]
CW2 George J. Reynolds [CP]
SP4 David G. Cowan [CE]

Kentucky

101 ABN
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A/C crashed in a windstorm less than 1 mile W of the airfield. Pilots (Group & BN Safety Officers) tried to beat a thunderstorm flying back to Campbell AAF. A/C was found at first light the next day, with the only recognizable feature being the T/B sticking straight up out of the ground.

23 JAN 76

CPT James H. Henry [P]
CPT Philip R. Ramsey [P]

Virginia

[Need A/C Unit] (VA ARNG)
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News Article
A/C crashed near Virginia 721 in King and Queen County on a routine training flight returning from Patuxent NAS to Richmond.

19 NOV 75

1LT Jerry R. Brown [CP]
SP5 Harry Andrews* [CE]
6 injured

Alaska

120 AVN
#73-21836

A/C crashed minutes after takeoff in the upper Ship Creek Valley at Ft. Richardson. A/C entered white out conditions and hit the mountain on the right side. *CE died a few days later of injuries.

30 OCT 75

CW2 Randall J. Colton [P]
CW2 James M. Hines [P]
CW2 Edmund F. Paulauskas [P]

Alabama

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News Article
A/C crashed and burned in an open area near Lake Tholocco while attempting an emergency landing during IP course training at Ft. Rucker. Investigation determined that M/R blade struck through the cabin.

07 OCT 75

CW2 Steven D. Hodge [P]
CW2 Phillip A. Jones [PP]
CW2 Jules S. Guidry
CW3 Norman B. Lowe
SP4 Jeff R. Patterson
6 injured

Colorado

D/1/10 CAV
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A/C crashed in a steep ravine near Timber Mountain while attempting to take off from mountain with all unit IP's, ASO, and CO (Overgross) at Ft. Carson.

10 SEP 75

CW2 John P. Parnin [IP]
1LT Robert E. Tindall
1LT James A. Johnson

Florida

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A/C crashed and burned 3 miles SE of Marianna airport while on a routine training flight from Ft. Rucker killing IP and 2 student pilots.

20 AUG 75

CPT Michael A. McCrory [P]
CW2 Paul J. Wilson [P]
SP4 Donald E. Shinnock

North Carolina

82 AVN
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A/C crashed 5 miles NW of Rockingham near the Pee Dee River at approx 0645 hours while on a training flight from Ft. Bragg. Heavy fog was reported in the area at the time of the crash.

05 AUG 75

CW2 Michael S. Robinson [IP]
WOC Dennis D. Lukow
WOC Albert H. Parker

Alabama

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A/C crashed near Lake Tholocco while on a training flight.

25 JUL 75

CW2 Joseph R. Berning [P]
CW2 John J. McCarthy [P]
SP4 Charles S. Walker [CE]
WO1 Richard B. Olson
SP5 David O. Moore

Germany

D/1/1 AD
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A/C crashed in a wooded mountainous area 15 miles south of Obberot while enroute from Ansbach to Stuttgart. Rotor blade landed 500 meters from the A/C.

17 JUL 75

1LT Jimmie L. Reynolds [P]
SP4 Mark T. Francis [CE]
SP5 Manuel E. Moore
3 injured

Kansas

701 MAINT BN
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A/C crashed in the Walker Quarry area of Milford Lake at 1100 hours during a routine training mission from Ft. Riley. A fisherman rescued the 3 injured about 300 yds. offshore.

22 MAR 75

WO1 Edward A. Zelko [P]
WO1 Neil G. Paulson [P]
CE injured

Kentucky

101 ABN
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News Article
A/C from Ft. Campbell crashed near Cadiz during a training flight after losing the T/R at night at low level, and went inverted into the trees.

15 MAR 75

WO1 Desmond P. Downey [CP]
CW2 John C. Johnson Jr [P]
SP5 Earl D. Rankhorn [CE]
SP5 Harvey J. Salas [MO]

Germany

421 MED
#68-15739
A/C crashed in a hilly wooded area near the E70 autobahn between Wilflecken and Bruckenau during a medevac mission.

05 MAR 75

CW2 Larry N. Sain [P]
SP6 Joseph H. Johnson
SP5 Everett W. Wancura
SP4 Bengt E. Johansson
SP4 Daniel V. McGrew
P injured

Korea

55 AVN
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News Article
A/C struck a power line and crashed into a small tributary of the North Han River near Chuncheon at 1030 hours.

19 FEB 75

CPT Arnold J. Kraushaar [P]
DAC William L. Kinsey [CE]

Washington

104 TRN DIV (WA USAR)
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A/C crashed and burned at 1140 hours E of Winlock off Freeway near Frost Rd. A/C had just left Toledo-Winlock airport enroute to Issaquah when it failed to clear a hill about 3 mi N of the airport. Visibility was poor at time of accident.

09 JAN 75

WO1 Robert G. Schutz [P]
WO1 Lawrence D. Topel [P]
SP4 Charles P. Perkins Jr [CE]

Kentucky

C/101 AVN
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A/C crashed on the western edge of Ft. Campbell while on a routine training flight.

12 NOV 74

WO1 George F. Camara [P]
CP & CE injured

Kentucky

101 AVN
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News Article
After attempting to pick up a jeep (50# TQE limit), A/C took off from the PZ at night unaided. In an attempt to maintain contact with the flight, pilot entered a slight descending left turn. The A/C entered the tall trees and impacted. CE was thrown from the A/C, CP received broken back. P was killed when his bullet proof seat back severed an artery in his neck.

09 MAY 74

CW2 Gary T. Stone [P]
3 injured

Alaska

120 AVN
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News Article
A/C crashed into Eklutna Glacier north of Anchorage during a routine training mission.

28 SEP 73

CPT John L. Bearden [P]
CPT William R. West [CP]
SP6 David M. Webb [CE]

Arkansas

[Need A/C Unit] (AR ARNG)
#68-15644
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
During search for Texas International Flt 655, A/C encountered fog and crashed during a formation turn, impacted nearly vertical nose-down, and an explosion and fire resulted near Prescott.

30 JUL 73

SSG Grover M. Myrick [P]
6 injured

South Carolina

B/122 ENG BN (SC ARNG)
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A/C crashed in Clark Hill Reservoir in 50' of water 300 yards from shore near Plum Branch.

03 JUN 73

WO1 Dannie R. Little [P]
CW2 Lawrence A. Powell [CP]
CPT Gary E. Elliott

Texas

[Need A/C Unit] (TX ARNG)
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News Article
A/C crashed at approx 2100 hours near Oak Grove airport S of Ft. Worth while enroute to 300 Aviation Squadron base during violent stormy weather.

16 MAY 73

CW3 Clarence P. Burkett Jr [P]
CW2 Kenneth A. Getchell [P]
LTC Elliott W. Polcene Jr [OB]
CPT Harry D. Kinman
COL Christopher B. Sinclair Jr
1LT Gregory L. Ray
DAC Morgan C. Probasco

Kentucky

 

7-1 CAV
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A/C crashed 2 miles north of Muldraugh during a flight to evaluate a new night vision device (starlight scope) at Ft. Knox. A/C slung a short shaft, hit a wire during autorotation and crashed.

24 APR 73

CW2 Stephen B. Maas [P]
CW2 William C. Woodard Jr [P]
SP4 James D. Brown
PFC Alan G. Mandes
PFC Donald W. Persinger
CE injured
2 PAX injured

Texas

1 CAV
[Need Tail#]
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Mid-air with an OH-58A over Ft. Hood near Anderson Mountain during Operation Gallant Hand '73. Lead aircraft spotted the OH-58, but failed to report its position to remaining flight taking off and getting in position. There were heavy rainstorms in the area at the time. [OH-58A Involved]

07 APR 73

PFC Michael E. Whittle [C]
CIV Sven E. Carlson
3 injured

Korea

55 AVN
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News Article
A/C crashed into the North Han River at approx 1430 hours. The CIV PAX was the 18-month old son of the pilot.

30 JAN 73

CPT David L. Hill [IP]
WOC Arthur S. Primeau
WOC Michael A. Rogers

Alabama

FLT SCHOOL
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A/C crashed near Elba after the mast failed resulting in separation of M/R. A/C was performing gun manuevers when excessive attitudes combined with CG issues due to fuel load in ferry tank, caused the mast to shear. Rotor blade was found approx 1 mi from crash site.

22 SEP 72

WO1 Edward E. Dewinter Jr [P]
CW2 Robert R. Riegle [P]

California

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A/C crashed and burst into flames in a pear orchard adjacent to Sacramento Metropolitan Airport.

13 AUG 72

CPT Joseph A. Salazar [P]

Alabama

FLT SCHOOL
[Need Tail#]
T/R hit during low level autorotation practice, M/R system severed from A/C, hit ground and rolled right.

10 AUG 72

1LT William A. Murphy Jr [CP]
1SG Solon B. Wood
3 injured

California

40 AHC (CA ARNG)
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News Article
A/C experienced a power failure and hit high tension wires and plunged into the Santa Ana River bed about 1/2 mile S of Lakeview Ave while enroute to repair another A/C in the Riverside area. 1SG Wood died 2 days later.

23 JUL 72

SP4 George W. Marchessault [CE]
PFC Ronald J. Shelton
10 injured

Germany

D/2-4 CAV
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A/C in flight of three crashed into a field near the village of Hermersdorf during a training flight. A/C was placed in a bank angle that exceeded both pilot and acft capabilities for the acft weight configuration further aggravated when the pilot applied collective and aft cyclic in an attempt to recover which placed additional loads on an already overloaded rotor system.

25 APR 72

CW2 Howard W. Blanton Jr [P]
CW2 David A. Green [CP]
2LT William R. Groce
SSG Mifflin Tichenor Jr

Kentucky

101 AVN
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A/C crashed while on a parachute drop mission near the Corregidore Drop Zone due to mast bumping. At the time of the crash non-rated 2LT Groce was in the pilot's seat flying the A/C.

02 APR 72

CPT Bruce R. Larson [P]

Wyoming

 

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A/C crashed in the Red Desert near Rock Springs while ferrying helicopter from CCAD to Boise, ID.

01 MAR 72

CW2 Jerome E. Green [P]
SP5 Bruce L. Dunn [CE]

Texas

336 AHC (USAR)
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A/C was chalk #4 in a 4-aircraft ferry flight from CCAD to CA. After an RON in San Antonio, the flight was on their first leg when lead asked for a commo check & no reply was received from chalk #4. Lead turned around to find the burning wreckage. No - mayday was heard; crash attributed to unknown inflight breakup. Crashed 5 miles E of Kerrville at approx 1430 hours.

17 JAN 72

WOC William B. Hiltebeitel [P]
WOC Harold C. Wilson [P]

Alabama

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A/C flew into the trees on a moonless night 5 mi SW of Andalusia, while conducting a low-level navigation course at Ft. Rucker 8 days before the scheduled graduation of class 71-41.

15 NOV 71

CPT Ronald R. Jongejan [P]
CW2 Jeffrey A. Moore [P]
SP5 Billy G. McGee [CE]
SSG David G. Rayborn [MO]

Germany

351 AVN
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A/C crashed near Wertheim during weather related night crash during a mercy flight to Aschaffenburg to pick up a supply of blood.

02 NOV 71

CW2 Lawrence E. Apt [P]
CW4 Walter F. Nunley [P]

Georgia

 

4 AVN
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Mid-air crash with an OH-6 during routine training at Lawson AAF.

29 OCT 71

1LT Gregory P. Powers [IP]
CW2 James B. Hayes [P]

Alabama

[Need A/C Unit]
#69-15187
News Article
A/C involved in midair crash with an TH-13 #67-17067 3 miles N of Hanchey AHP during training at Ft. Rucker.

09 OCT 71

SP4 Jerome S. Ryan Jr [C]
P & CE injured

Germany

15 MED DET
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A/C crashed in dense fog near Grafenwoehr enroute to assist in the evac of an accident victim.

20 SEP 71

SP6 Frederick B. Bartlett

New Hampshire

[Need A/C Unit] (NH ARNG)
Killed as a result of fall from rope while descending on wreckage of private plane that crashed on Smart's Mountain.

28 APR 71

WOC Barry L. Cowles
WOC Fredrick R. Williams

Alabama

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A/C hit pine tree during night training exercise (TAC X) crashed inverted and burned.

22 JAN 71

MAJ Milton R. Roberts [P]
CP injured

Maryland

 

Naval Test Pilot School
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A/C took off at approx 0700 hours on test flight when it crashed into Patuxent River in a steep right turn flying at approx 100 KIAS and immediately sank.

13 JAN 71

CPT Dennis H. Uyenoyama [P]
1LT Nick L. Sutera [P]
SFC David L. Alvarez [C]
SP4 Kurt J. Schroeder [CE]

Korea

239 AVN
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News Article
A/C was in a 10-ship formation when the #1 hanger bearing seized and the short T/R drive shaft came apart in flight. The A/C started a right descending turn when the T/B separated, followed by mast bumping with the rotor separating, crashed and burned upon impact. The partial separation of the exhaust pipe from the rear of the engine case allowed the hot exhaust gasses to impinge upon the #1 T/R driveshaft hanger bearing. The bearing failed due to lack of lubrication.

30 NOV 70

CW2 Stewart Hundere [AC]
CW2 Guy L. Andrews Jr [CP]
SP5 Gary L. Harlstead [CE]

Texas

55 AVN
[Need Tail#]
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A/C went inadvertant IMC departing Pipeline Gunnery Range on Ft. Hood at 0200 and crashed about 600 yds from takeoff point near the Dalton Mountain helipad.

04 SEP 70

2LT Kurt C. Heady [P]
CW2 Gary C. Nistler [P]
SP5 John M. Rodock [CE]
Gerald Rybacky [MO]

Washington

1/3 ACR
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News Article
A/C from Ft. Lewis crashed near North Bend on a MAST rescue mission to pick up a motorcyclist injured in a crash with a truck.

24 AUG 70

1LT Charles W. Wilks [IP]
CPT Edward F. Roe II
WOC Don C. Reed

Alabama

FLT SCHOOL
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A/C crashed 18 miles N of Dothan on a routine training mission. A/C observed entering cloud, reappeared in steep descent, pulled out and climbed back into cloud then steep descent.

08 JUN 70

WOC Charles Woyahn
WOC injured

Georgia

 

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News Article
WOC was killed by flying debris while waiting to board A/C that crashed at a site on Ft. Benning.

14 APR 70

1LT Charles W. Cupples [IP]
1LT William A. Dekle Jr
NG N. Orleans

Alabama

FLT SCHOOL
[Need Tail#]
A/C's mast separated and M/R blades struck fuselage, crashed and burned during training at Ft. Rucker.

20 FEB 70

CW2 Gary D. Armstrong [IP]
WOC Robert W. McComb

Alabama

FLT SCHOOL
[Need Tail#]

A/C was making power recovery from simulated forced landing, experienced severe vertical vibration, crashed and burned near Elba on flight from Ft. Rucker.

06 FEB 70

SP4 Stanley T. King [CE]
3 injured

Korea

A/7 AVN
#66-16623
A/C lost control on approach and crashed and burned at Rodriguez Range during a night-time extraction of troops.

08 JAN 70

1LT Ronald L. Redeker [P]
SSG killed

Alabama

FLT SCHOOL
#593

A/C crashed between Elba and New Brockton on a training flight from Ft. Rucker. A/C was flying in chalk 2 position when the T/R hub failed, made a perfect landing down into the pine forest only to set down on a tree stump, which damaged the fuel tank. The fuel rupture sprayed fuel on the engine and the A/C blew up.

19 DEC 69

2LT Harold W. Esselstein [P]
LT Nevzat Elvermez

Alabama

FLT SCHOOL
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C crashed on a training flight near Elba.

18 DEC 69

WOC Brent D. Gularte
WOC Dennis G. Hector

Alabama

FLT SCHOOL
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C crashed during Tac-X training just before graduation on Ft. Rucker.

05 DEC 69

CPT Daniel H. Plemmons [P]
CPT Stanley B. Albrecht
2LT William A. Warren

Georgia

 

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News Article
A/C crashed 4 miles NW of Pembroke while on a routine training mission from Ft. Stewart.

03 NOV 69

CPT Charlie J. Ford [P]
CP injured

Georgia

 

197 AVN
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News Article
A/C crashed and burned in heavy woods during a training mission on Ft. Benning.

14 APR 69

CW2 Michael H. Andress [IP]
CW2 Willie M. Baker
CW2 Harold M. Kelly Jr
1 injured

Alabama

FLT SCHOOL
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C crashed 2 miles from Matteson Range on Ft Rucker in heavy thunderstorms while on a routine mission.

16 MAR 69

MAJ James C. Rothwell [P]
SP5 Carroll C. Zanchi [CE]
SP4 Edwin L. Stoller [MO]
CPT Benjamin S. Park Jr [MD]
SP4 Peter M. Kern
SSG George T. McKinney
CPL J.B. Kim (ROK)

Korea

377 MED
#915
News Article
A medevac helicopter carrying soldiers wounded in a clash with North Korean troops crashed shortly after takeoff along the western sector of the DMZ at 2145 hours approx. 3 miles SW of Panmunjom.

27 NOV 68

CW2 Julius H. Ingram [P]
1LT Richard J. Griggs [P]
PVT Gary A. Holz [G]
SP4 Terence D. Miller
LTC William L. Smith

Korea

6 AVN PLT
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News Article
A/C crashed in the Sea of Japan while enroute to its base in Kangnung. Flying conditions at the time were described as marginal with a heavy cloud cover from 700' to 9,000'. SAR operations failed to locate the missing A/C and were called off on December 4.

08 NOV 68

WOC Larry L. Breaden [P]
WOC Thomas C. Bridges
1 injured

Alabama

FLT SCHOOL
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C crashed shortly after takeoff from Hunt Stagefield at Ft. Rucker after experiencing an engine failure. IP was in full control of emergency landing until they hit power lines during the flare which flipped the A/C upside down. It then burst into flames.

15 OCT 68

MAJ David H. Johnson [P]
WOC Steven D. Wells

Alabama

FLT SCHOOL
[Need Tail#]
A/C assumed abrupt nose down then pitched up nose high then rolled to right and crashed at Ft. Rucker during dual training 3 days before graduation.

09 AUG 68

WO1 Keith A. Reider [P]
WO1 Glendon T. Rowen [CP]
SP4 Alfred C. Murphy [CE]

Kansas

21 AVN
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C experienced a mechnical problem while flying low level, exploded and crashed 18 miles N of Junction City, near the intersection of K82 and Hwy 77 while on a flight at Ft. Riley.

31 JUL 68

CW2 Gordon G. Shirley [IP]
WOC George T. Faircloth
WOC Malcolm M. Littman Jr

Georgia

 

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A/C pitched forward into a high speed dive while changing position in formation flight cutting through 250 ft of trees on Ft. Stewart.

23 JUL 68

CW2 Riley D. Wicker [P]
WOC Stephen L. McGrew
1 injured

Georgia

FLT SCHOOL
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C crashed while on a training flight 9 miles east of Eufaula due to engine failure on low level gunnery training run.

10 MAY 68

WOC Charles E. Cady
WOC Lowell A. Pool

Alabama

FLT SCHOOL
[Need Tail#]
News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
Mid-air collision of two HU-1s about 1-1/2 mi E of Elba while on a tactical training flight from Ft. Rucker. The student pilots were less than 1 month from earning their wings.

WOC George W. Foreman
WOC Donald W. Strickland

05 APR 68

2LT Kenneth W. Birdwell [P]
CPT Francis J. Silvert Jr [C]
CPT Willard R. Woody [C]

Georgia

 

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News Article
A/C crashed and burned in a wooded area near Hunter AAF while on a routine training mission.

06 FEB 68

2LT Harris C. Vahle [P]
MAJ Harold F. Sutton [P]

Georgia

 

[Need A/C Unit]
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News Article
A/C crashed during training flight from Hunter AAF approx 5 miles NE of Rincon.

08 JAN 68

MAJ Morgan L. Phillips Jr [P]
2 injured

Alabama

FLT SCHOOL
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C crashed near Elba while on a training flight practicing slope landings when A/C overturned and rolled down a hill.

12 SEP 67

SP6 Charles D. Huntzinger [CE]
P injured

Arkansas

 

[Need A/C Unit] (Ft Hood based)
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C was in flight of 8 flying routine checkout from Atlanta to Broken Bow when it crashed 4 miles W of Forrest City near I40 after hitting power lines across the highway. A/C was attempting emergency landing after experiencing engine trouble.

02 SEP 67

WO1 Conny C. Cook [P]
WO1 James Q. Warren [P]
SP4 Robert E. Murphy [CE]
SP5 Ronald K. McDowell [MD]

Texas

[Need A/C Unit]
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News Article WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site. WARNING: Clicking on this icon will display graphic image of crash site.
A/C crashed at approx 0553 hours during a rain storm near the NE fringe of San Antonio after dropping off an automobile wreck victim at a local hospital. Probable cause was spatial disorientation.

09 AUG 67

CW2 John A. Clark [P]
2LT Donald J. Kallem [P]

Colorado

195 AHC
[Need Tail#]
A/C crash near Ft. Carson due to "Jesus nut" (M/R mast retaining nut) coming off.

08 AUG 67

CIV Colin Dunn [P]

Arizona

 

PAGE AIRCRAFT
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C crashed at the base of Mt. Listerane in the Rincon Mountains at approx 1300 hours while transporting from Ft. Worth to Sharp Army Depot in California.

09 JUN 67

WOC Conrad L. Walton

Alabama

[Need A/C Unit]
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A/C crashed in accident a few days before graduation at Ft. Rucker.

28 MAY 67

WO1 Joe K. Hornberger [P]
WO1 Dennis L. Knoll [CP]
PFC Ira D. Holland [CE]
PFC Carl L. Brown
SP4 Raymond W. Colby
SP4 Richard E. Corder
PFC Elijah Lister Jr
SP4 Dave A. Michon
SP4 Donald G. Van Dyke
10 injured

Kentucky

3/17 CAV
#66-16032 and #66-16055
News Article
Mid-air over Dorret's Run firing range at Ft. Knox during the final dress rehearsal for a demonstration for West Point cadets, etc. which involved two slicks flying side-by-side. Their blades meshed producing the mid-air.

NOTE: All victims are listed together since specific crews/pax were not known which aircraft they were on.

28 APR 67

DAC John Bryan [IP]
WOC Stanley C. Owens

Alabama

[Need A/C Unit]
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C exploded and crashed near Wicksburg while on a training flight from Ft. Rucker.

26 APR 67

1LT George G. Bendick* (USAF)
ENS Nicholas J. Ciccarelli (USN)
LTJG Robert W. Fobes Jr (USN)
LTJG Julian W. Johnson* (USN)
LTJG Philip R. O'Connell (USN)
3 crewmembers & 2 PAX injured

Arizona

 

[Need A/C Unit]
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C crashed and burned in the Santa Rita mountains about 5 miles from Sonoita while taking part in exercise Cloud Gap (classified research project).
*Bendick and Johnson died 1 day later.

21 APR 67

DAC Joseph Samute-Tagliaferro [P]
1 injured

Florida

 

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A/C crashed shortly before noon at Port St. Joe alongside US Hwy 98 while on a logistic evaluation flight. Another A/C on the same flight landed near the scene of the crash.

03 FEB 67

CW2 Harold E. Carty Jr [IP]
WOC Donald M. McDowell
WOC Kenneth Miller

Alabama

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A/C experienced mast separation, crashed and burned in a swamp about 6 miles NE of Ozark while on a routine training flight from Ft. Rucker.

03 JAN 67

WOC James C. Garland
WOC Guy K. Nelson

Alabama

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A/C crashed during night training flight with rain and lightning on Ft. Rucker.

20 DEC 66

CPT Wallace A. Kell [P]
CW3 Carl J. Crow

Alabama

 

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Mid-air collision with a USAF F-84 near Snowdoun at approx 1,500-1,700' AGL. Jet pilot was also killed.

25 NOV 66

WOC Billy L. West
SGT John W. Scott

Alabama

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Mid-air collision with another Huey 5 miles south of Samson near the Alabama-Florida line while on a training flight from Ft. Rucker.

1LT Jerry R. Taylor
2LT Richard A. Veon

09 JUL 66

WOC Louis A. Brooks Jr [P]
WOC James W. Connor [P]

Alabama

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A/C exploded in flight and crashed about 6 mi E of Elba off Alabama 189.

23 MAY 66

WOC Ronald L. Nussbaum
WOC William L. Nutt
WOC Theodore R. Nashold

Alabama

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A/C crashed on gunnery range in final weeks of WOC training.

09 NOV 65

MAJ Robert L. Anderson [P]

Texas

 

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A/C was being ferried from the Bell Helicopter Co. plant in Hurst to the Sharpe General Depot in California, when it exploded and crashed between Stephenville and Mineral Wells in the Morgan Hill area.

15 JUN 65

1LT Donald E. Spencer [P]
CWO Dewey C. Little Jr [P]
WO Ronald E. Medlin [P]
WO James L. Mersman [P]
PFC Ralph A. Cooper
PFC James E. Cullen
PFC Dennis J. Disselhorst
PFC Jose H. Garcia
PVT John W. Harris
PFC Daniel O. Hilton
PFC Charles R. Kaiser
PFC Terrance T. Klein
SGT Charles E. Lewis
SGT Constancio Nacua
SP5 Charles Rusk
PFC Warren D. Switzer
SP4 Eugene J. Villa
1 other killed

Georgia

B/227 AHB
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Mid-air between two UH-1B during formation flight on Ft. Benning in light rain conditions. M/R blades meshed and both exploded upon impact near King's Pond.

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Mid-air between two UH-1B during formation flight on Ft. Benning. Two aircraft involved were trailing.

09 APR 65

LTC Allen S. Mou [P]
CP injured

Germany

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A/C crashed near Weilheim while on a flight from Heidelberg to Ulm. No further details.

05 NOV 64

CPT Jerry Spence [P]
2 injured

South Carolina

 

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A/C crashed shortly before noon 9 miles NE of Cheraw during Air Assault II exercises due to engine failure followed by extended glide to clearing and hit trees.

05 NOV 64

CPT Walter M. Parke [P]
4 injured

South Carolina

 

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A/C crashed about 4 miles north of Cheraw during Air Assault II exercises.

29 APR 64

CWO Ray F. Lumsden [MP]
SGT Floyd Branchfield [TI]
SP5 Jessie L. Beageux [CE]
SP5 Edward E. Poindexter
SP4 Jerrold L. Nunes
PFC Donald R. Hughes

Kentucky

101 ABN
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A/C was peforming a maintenance test flight with crew of 3 and 3 PAX when it crashed near the base dental clinic on Ft. Campbell.

16 FEB 64

1LT Glenn W. Whitcher* [P]
CPT Charles W. Worley [P]
John Knight [CE]
CIV Everett T. Shockley

Georgia

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A/C from Ft. Benning crashed and burned while on Ft. Stewart's Metz firing range. *LT Whitcher died of injuries on 07 MAR 64.

24 JUL 63

1LT Daniel B. Wood [P]
SP5 Warren W. Lemberg [CE]

North Carolina

A/82 ABN
News Article
A/C crashed at approx 1645 hrs 8 miles SW of Candor while on a routine training mission from Ft. Bragg to Charlotte. A/C was on a short 3-legged, cross country flight that departed at 1600 hrs. Evidence of inflight fire prior to impact and wreckage was distributed over an area of 1800' long and 200' wide. Probably cause was inverted or near-inverted attitude during bad weather causing severe rotor flapping and subsequent mast separation.

27 MAY 63

CPT Samuel D. DeLozier [P]
SGT Johnny M. Rogers [CE]
CP injured

Germany

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A/C crashed just after placing a cross atop a Roman Catholic church under construction in Goeppingen.

28 APR 63

MAJ Miles H. Downes
CPT David N. Reue
LT Louis J. Stauber
CE & PAX injured

Washington

4 ID
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A/C from Ft. Lewis crashed and burned after it struck power lines about 8 miles N of Ellensburg while reconnoitering for Exercise Coulee Crest.

27 JUN 62

SP5 Floyd C. Arden [CE]

Kentucky

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A/C crashed after striking a tree during a routine training exercise at Ft. Campbell.

07 MAY 62

PVT Wayne G. Stevens
5 injured

Colorado

 

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A/C crashed at 0906 hours about 2 1/2 miles from the main gate and only 1000' east of Colorado 115 while on a routine training mission. Loss of rotor RPM, pilot initiated a full flare, close to the ground and impact occurred at 20 degree attitude, nose up with a 30 degree right roll at 60 KIAS. A/C rebounded into the air and struck the ground with a 30 degree left roll, rebounded once more in the air with remaining fuselage and rolled 1 1/2 times coming to rest inverted.

20 DEC 61

CPT Clarence M. Bratt [P]
SFC Charles R. Metcalf [CE]
COL James A. Cheatham
LTC Harold R. Jacobs

Formosa

 

MAAG
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US military advisory group helicopter crashed into a hillside 10 miles S of Taipei at 0953 hours. Suspect inadvertent flight into instrument flight conditions due to fog at time of accident.

10 AUG 61

1LT Kenneth Holt [P]
CWO Frederick Pate [P]
CIV Bill De Jardins
CIV Max Keister

Colorado

 

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A/C struck a mountain outcropping and crashed into Beaver Lake at approx 0805 hours while on a news photographic mission - taking pictures of survival training given to all new AF cadets.

16 JUN 61

CPT Robert D. Brown [P]
CPT Jesse C. Yates [P]
SP4 Ray Duda [CE]

Kentucky

101 AVN
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A/C crashed while on a paratrooper drop training mission on Ft. Campbell.

04 MAY 61

MAJ Robert H. Pearce (USMC)
GSGT Dale A. Erlert (USMC)
P & CE injured
3 USMC PAX injured

Okinawa

 

53 AVN DET
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A/C crashed in a Kawasaki village field near Camp McTureous. A/C was on a transport flight and while RTB, crew smelled smoke. During descent, a high freq vibration was felt followed by a severe vertical vibration. At 50-100' AGL, pitch was pulled but had no effect and A/C struck ground in near-level attitude and approx 15g. A/C rocked forward on nose, bounced and hit an embankment causing fuel cells to rupture. Caused by short shaft failure. Gear coupling froze as result of extreme heat. Shaft sheared from coupling after seizure.

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