Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-09821
The Army purchased this helicopter 0466
Total flight hours at this point: 00000814
Incident number: 670105111ACD Accident case number: 670105111 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 114 AHC
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 3 . . Passengers = 1
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory
AC O3 CW CAULEY
P W1 JE LIBERG
CE A MEDRANO
G SGT BOYD WILLIAM DEMARR KIA
O2 DF HALL, DNI, D
Aircraft hovered into parking spot but the space was inadequate, so the aircraft started to back out of the spot as another chopper overflew it. The downwash forced the tail rotor into the ground, they lost control and the aircraft crashed into a parked UH-1 65-09804
This record was last updated on 08/08/1999
The following is crew member information for this incident:
Name: SGT William Demarr Boyd
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/05/1967 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 12/24/1942
Home City: Los Angeles, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13E-115
Short Summary: Main rotor hit gunner in head.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-09821
Service number: 19806456
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 11B40 = Infantryman
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 09/02/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
single male U.S. citizen
Relgion: Roman Catholic
The following information 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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 07/12/1996
The following is Goldbook
information on US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-09821
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 0466.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.
DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY 6610 117 552 WAX7AA 114 AVN CO AML VIETNAM RVN 6611 133 685 WAX7AA 114 AVN CO AML VIETNAM RVN 6612 129 814 WAX7AA 114 AVN CO AML VIETNAM RVN 6701 0 814 WAX7AA 114 AVN CO AML VIETNAM RVN 6702 0 814 WAX7AA 114 AVN CO AML VIETNAM RVN
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