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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145819
Last updated: 21 December 2019
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Date:14-NOV-1956
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR21 (S-55)
Owner/operator:848 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WV196
C/n / msn: 55-287
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Malayan Jungle -   Malaysia
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-287, first flown 15 October 1952; delivered to US Navy as HRS-2 BuAer 130189, 29 October 1952. Transferred under MADP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAR.21, WV196, 20 November 1952. Issued to 848 NAS Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as "H"

Written off 14 November 1956: Crashed into the Malayan jungle and burnt out. Struck off charge 1 December 1956

Sources:

1. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205085839
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/24031/
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries14.htm]l


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-May-2012 16:25 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Aug-2012 07:44 Nepa Updated [Operator]
13-Sep-2013 09:48 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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