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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145818
Last updated: 22 May 2020
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Date:06-NOV-1956
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR3 (S-55)
Owner/operator:845 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XJ400
C/n / msn: WA/64
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea off Port Said -   Egypt
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Eagle, off Egyptian Coast
Destination airport:HMS Theseus, off Egyptian coast
Narrative:
C/no. WA/64, XJ400, Westland Whirlwind HAR3, Issued serial XD770 but not taken up, first flown 10/08/1955, delivered 31/08/1955 to Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, re-serialled XJ400. Issued to 845 Squadron as 'Z'

During Anglo-French operations ("Operation Musketeer") as part of the "Suez Crisis", and while flying from HMS Eagle to HMS Theseus, XJ400 ditched into the Mediterranean Sea off Port Said, Egypt after running out of fuel. The pilot and two French officers were rescued

Sources:

www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XJ
www.helis.com/database/sys/338_Audacious_class/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-May-2012 16:13 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Aug-2012 07:42 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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