Helicopter or incident 65-09821

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
Date: 01/05/1967
Incident number: 670105111ACD Accident case number: 670105111 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 114 AHC
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 1 . . Injured = 3 . . Passengers = 1
costing 228554
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

Crew Members:


Accident Summary:

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
Race: Caucasian
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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