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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152483
Last updated: 7 August 2020
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Date:15-JUL-1957
Time:day
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS22 (S-55)
Owner/operator:845 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WV221
C/n / msn: 55-481
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6 miles off Portland, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Portland, Dorset
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Sikorsky-built HO4S-3: Ex BuAer 133749, first flown 22 Jun 53, accepted by BuAer Representative (BAR) at East Hartford, CT, 30 Jun 53 delivered to USN on 9Jul 53. Supplied under MAP to UK/Royal Navy as WV221, delivered to Royal Navy 26 Sep 53. To 845 Squadron, Royal Navy as "U".

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when suffered a complete engine failure while in a hover six miles off Portland lighthouse, Dorset. WV221 ditched and sank but the crew were rescued by submarine HMS Sleuth

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1957.htm
2. http://dorset.hampshireairfields.co.uk/dorcrash.html
3. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/24561/
4. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries15.html
5. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950-1959_26.html
6. http://orapweb.rcahms.gov.uk/wp/00/WP000517.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jan-2013 15:32 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Jan-2013 11:10 Nepa Updated [Operator]
07-Oct-2013 22:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
07-Aug-2020 22:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source]

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