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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145656
Last updated: 3 February 2020
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Date:26-AUG-1955
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR4 (S-55)
Owner/operator:155 Squadron Royal Air Force (155 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XJ408
C/n / msn: WA/34
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kuala Lumpur -   Malaysia
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
Destination airport:Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
Narrative:
Whirlwind HAR.4: first flown 27/10/1954 as XD778 (incorrect serial), delivered to RAF 12/11/1954. To 155 Squadron at Kuala Lumpur, Malaya.

Written off 26/8/1955: The controls reverted to manual while in the hover at Kuala Lumpur, Malaya, due to hydraulic failure. The pilot lost control and the aircraft crashed, seriously injuring an airman who was standing nearby. To ground instruction at Changi, Singapore

Sources:

www.ukserials.com/losses-1955.htm
www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XJ
https://www.raf.mod.uk/history/155squadron.cfm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-May-2012 15:02 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Aug-2012 08:16 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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