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Location

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09 MAY 84

SP killed

Alabama

64 AVN
TH-55A
#67-16873
A/C was on solo training flight returning back to Hanchey AHP when it began a series of right, descending, tight turns from about 500' AGL which progressed into a right spin and crashed in a field, 4 1/2 mi SW of Newton at approx 0700 hrs. Indication that student pilot was distracted while tuning radio and allowed M/R and T/R RPM to deteriorate.

09 JUL 74

1LT John E. Onuschak [P]

Alabama

USAAVNS
TH-55
[Need Tail#]
Ground accident at Hanchey AHP. At approx 0500, student pilot gained access to A/C, started it up, exited A/C and walked back along the left side when he was struck by M/R blade.

21 OCT 71

2LT Nick L. Pontello [P]

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
[Need Tail#]
News Article
A/C hit the ground in level attitude with no forward movement during solo training flight at Ft Wolters.

27 APR 71

2LT George E. Polk [P]

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
[Need Tail#]
A/C crashed into woods on solo training flight, contacted ground in an inverted attitude about 1230 ft from rotor blades at Ft Wolters.

22 MAR 71

CW2 William C. Printy [P]

New Mexico

 

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TH-55
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News Article
A/C crashed in the desert about 10 miles S of IH-10 west of Las Cruces while in a flight ferrying aircraft from Ft Wolters to Davis-Monthan AFB boneyard. Pilot had recently returned to flight status from an admin position and was conducting very low level flight down railroad tracks below power lines on each side of track, when the A/C struck telephone wires along a road. After this accident, all further transfers of Osage's from Ft Wolters to Davis-Monthan AFB were done by flatbed semi-trucks.

08 DEC 70

WOC Glen L. Stinman

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
#67-15435
A/C observed in autorotation during solo training and hit ground nearly vertical and burned on impact appprox 4 mi west of Graford.

02 DEC 70

WOC Craig A. Pettengill [P]

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
[Need Tail#]
During solo training at Ft Wolters, A/C observed entering a nose low left bank descent w/low roter RPM until it impacted ground approx 1 mi NE of Garner.

06 NOV 70

WOC Craig M. Murkock [P]

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
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News Article
A/C was on take off, entered erratic right descending turn back to heliport at tree top level, out of control nose low dive in 90 deg right bank.

02 JUL 70

WOC Dennis L. Berkey [P]
WOC William R. Craycraft

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
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A/C observed unusual engine sounds, entered nose low attitude and descended nearly vertical to ground.

08 APR 70

CPT John M. Quam [IP]
WOC Gregory S. Weaver

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
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News Article
A/C dual training observed nose down with M/R blades trailing aft along fuselage with no rotation near Mineral Wells.

01 APR 70

1LT Miguel A. Crespo-Rivera [P]
2LT Louis B. Coultress [P]

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55
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News Article
A/C crashed near Caddo during Ft Wolters night training mission after hitting trees.

20 OCT 69

CW2 John R. Fore [P]
WOC Patrick R. Whitish

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
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News Article
A/C crashed 3 miles S of Mineral Wells on a training flight after hitting a power pole near FM 1195.

17 JUL 69

WOC Michael J. St. Andre [P]

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
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News Article
A/C crashed and burned 15 miles SE of Graham. Drive belts broke causing engine overspeed and decay in rotor rpm. A/C impacted with virtually zero rotor rpm.

06 JUN 69

WOC James M. Fowley [P]

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
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News Article
A/C crashed due to wire strike 9 miles west of Ranger on a training flight from Ft Wolters.

16 APR 69

SVA Student Pilot

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
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A/C crashed while on training flight from Ft Wolters.

07 MAR 69

WOC Malcolm T. McGlasson III [P]

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
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A/C crashed during solo training. Inadvertent ground contact occurred during hover hitting T/R and crashing to the right near Ft Wolters.

18 FEB 69

WOC William R. Eversole [P]

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
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News Article
Mid-air crash with OH-13 near the Holiday Inn in Mineral Wells during training at Ft Wolters.

18 DEC 68

WOC Victor E. McKnight [P]

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
[Need Tail#]

News Article
A/C crashed about 8 miles N of Mineral Wells while on a routine solo training flight from Ft Wolters. McKnight died 2 days later.

20 NOV 68

CW2 William O. Jenkins [IP]
WOC injured

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55
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News Article
A/C crashed during a training flight at Ft Wolters while attempting a landing manuever.

18 NOV 68

2LT Kenneth G. Eckel [P]

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
[Need Tail#]
News Article
Mid-air collision during routine training flight at Ft Wolters. Other A/C pilot not injured.

31 OCT 68

2LT Reuben F. Pettiford [P]
2LT William H. Shackelford

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
[Need Tail#]

News Article
A/C crashed on the Barron Ranch approx 3 mi west of Stephenville while on local navigation training mission.

09 OCT 68

1LT Geoffrey G. Oveson [IP]
WOC Alan B. Tieman

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
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News Article
A/C hit power lines low level due to low ceiling on student cross country training mission and crashed near Weatherford on flight from Ft Wolters.

23 SEP 68

CW2 Lance E. Fodge [P]

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
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Thrust bearing failure at Downey Heliport at Ft Wolters due to maintenance.

23 SEP 68

2LT Dale A. Caynar [P]

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
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A/C crashed during dual training mission, climbing out at 250', pitched up, entered left turn autorotation, lost RPM crashed to ground near Ft Wolters.

09 JUL 68

CW2 Peter C. Hooper [P]
WOC Dwight Mullins

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55
[Need Tail#]

News Article
A/C was on a flight to Ft Wolters from Dempsey Heliport when it crashed 2 mi S of Palo Pinto.

21 JUN 68

CW2 Ezekiel A. Williams [IP]
WOC injured

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
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News Article
A/C crashed at Ft Wolters. Cause of crash: Electric clutch actuator malfunctioned at 100' 35 knots, engine failed, good autorotation, fuel tank ruptured on impact. CW2 Williams died 22JUN68 from injuries.

05 MAR 68

2LT Douglas H. Howard [P]

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
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News Article
Mid-air collision during training 5 miles N of Weatherford.

2LT James A. Wright [P]

14 DEC 67

CPT Jimmy W. Stewart [IP]
Student uninjured

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
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News Article
A/C struck a power line at approx 1125 hrs and crashed near Stage Field Five near Mineral Wells after performing a simulated engine failure. M/R blade entered cockpit and struck IP in the head causing death 1 day later.

11 DEC 67

CW2 Robert E. Yarbrough [IP]
WOC William C. Marks

Texas

USAAVNS
TH-55A
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News Article
A/C crashed on a routine training flight near Garner.

27 APR 67

WOC Henry D. Nicholson Jr

Texas

1ST WOC CO (USAAVNS)
TH-55A
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News Article
A/C crashed approx 3 1/2 miles east of Mineral Wells while on a routine solo flight training mission.

05 DEC 66

WOC James R. Carlson [P]

Texas

2ND WOC CO (USAAVNS)
TH-55
[Need Tail#]

News Article
Midair collision at 2,000' at 0900 hours approx 10 mi NW of Mineral Wells near the intersection of Hwy 254 and FM 1036 during solo cross country flight. Student pilot in other acft made emergency landing and was uninjured.

19 AUG 66

WOC George C. Brown [P]

Texas

3RD WOC CO (USAAVNS)
TH-55
[Need Tail#]

News Article
A/C crashed on a training flight on a hillside 1 mi N of the Pinto Drive Inn theater off US Hwy 180 west of Mineral Wells. Lost control while trying to change seats while solo.

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