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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152482
Last updated: 27 July 2020
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Date:16-APR-1957
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind 4 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:155 Squadron Royal Air Force (155 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XJ427
C/n / msn: WA/43
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Seletar -   Singapore
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Seletar, Singapore
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Originally allocated serial XD796, but this serial re-allocated to a Canadiar F-86 Sabre. First flown: 16 Dec 54, delivered to the Royal Air Force as Whirlwind HAR.4, XJ412, on 12 Jan 55

Written off (damaged beyond repair) on 16 Apr 57: the aircraft began to vibrate violently when power was increased for take off from Seletar, Singapore. XJ427 began to break up, and a rotor blade detached killing an airman. Another blade severed the tail cone. One passenger and four other airmen were injured. A rotor blade had not been fitted correctly during maintenance was attributed as being the cause of the accident.

Sources:

www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XJ
https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26332/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jan-2013 15:21 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Apr-2013 09:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]

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