| 65-07993, Boeing build number B-165, was a CH-47A helicopter. The U.S. Army acceptance date was 1 March 1966. 65-07993 accumulated 3,301.6 aircraft hours.
At some point, 65-07993 was assigned to the 180th Assault Support Helicopter Company (ASHC) - "Big Windy", in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN), and remained there through August 1967.
On 16 March 1967, 65-07993, at 306.0 aircraft hours, after making a normal landing, the Aircraft Commander (AC) and pilot did not check to ensure the cyclic was in the neutral position and the thrust lever in the detent position. The pilot accidentally pushed the cyclic stick forward. The aircraft's aft wheels came off the ground. The AC applied cyclic and the aircraft hit hard.
In April 1967, 65-07993 was transferred to the Test and Evaluation Command in the RVN.
In June 1967, 65-07993 was transferred to the U. S. Army Flight Detachment in the RVN.
In August 1967, 65-07993 was transferred to the 180th ASHC the RVN.
On 21 August 1967, 65-07993, at 408.0 aircraft hours, both the number one and number engines failed. An autorotation was made ending in a hard landing.
In September 1967, 65-07993 was bailed to Bell Helicopter in the RVN.
From November 1967 through January 1968, 65-07993 was in transit.
In February 1968, 65-07993 was transferred to ARADMAC for maintenance and storage.
In August 1968, 65-07993 was transferred to the 44th Engineer Group, Thailand.
In September 1968, 65-07993 was transferred to the 147th Assault Support Helicopter Company (ASHC) -"Hillclimbers" in the RVN.
On 13 October 1968, 65-07993, at 610.0 aircraft hours, while on a combat mission to extract troops, received small arms fire in the bottom, damaging the hydraulic system, fuel system (the self sealing fuel tank sealed and did not leak), main rotor system, and electrical system, as well as wounding 2 personnel. The aircraft made a forced landing and was repaired in theater.
On 21 January 1969, 65-07993, was involved in a combat related incident receiving damage, details unknown.
In April 1969, 65-07993 was transferred to the 243rd ASHC - "Freight Train" in the RVN.
In March 1971, 65-07993 was transferred to the 79th Transportation Company in the RVN.
In April 1971, 65-07993 was transferred to the AVSCOM Flight Detachment, 5th Army, AVSCOM.
In May 1971, 65-07993 was transferred to the New Cumberland Army Depot (NCAD), 1st Army, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for maintenance.
In July 1971, 65-07993 was transferred to the 108th Training Division, 3rd Army, Charlotte, Reserve.
In October 1971, 65-07993 was transferred to NCAD for maintenance.
In August 1972, 65-07993 was transferred to the 190th Aviation Company, 6th Army, United States Army Reserve (USAR), located in Olathe, Kansas, where it remained until at least December 1975.
On 14 April 1986, 65-07993 was inducted into the D model program and converted to 86-01653.
The last known location of 65-07993 was at Boeing during the conversion.
Aircraft status: Converted to D model.
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