Smoke came from the left collective bolt. The aircraft was landed. A fire in the avionics compartment could not be stopped. The aircraft exploded and burned. Suspected material failure in the electrical wiring compartment.
The following is Goldbook
information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16339
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 0467.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.
DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY 6704 0 0 W0Y6AA TRAN MDMHELCO S ALASKA ALASKA 6705 0 0 W0MHAA DIROF SUP TRAN 6TH ARMY SHARPE GD AVCOM 6706 4 4 WC4YAA 170 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN 6707 73 77 WC4YAA 170 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN 6708 98 175 WC4YAA 170 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN 6709 117 292 WC4YAA 170 ASLT HEL CO VIETNAM RVN
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