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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145660
Last updated: 25 May 2020
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Date:13-OCT-1956
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR21 (S-55)
Owner/operator:848 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WV197
C/n / msn: 55-288
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pengerang, South Johore -   Malaysia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pengerang, South Johore, Malayasia
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-288, first flown 15 October 1952:delivered to US Navy as HRS-2, Bu Aer No 130190, 29 October 1952.

Transferred under Military Assistance Program to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAR.21, WV197, Ex BuAer 130190, and delivered 20 November 1952

Written off 13 October 1956, Crashed and burnt out on take off from Pengerang, South Johore, Malaya after engine failure. Formally struck off charge 25 October 1956.

Sources:

https://www.helis.com/database/cn/24032/
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060023652
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries14.htm]l
www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WV


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-May-2012 16:20 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Aug-2012 08:44 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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