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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152716
Last updated: 23 July 2020
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Date:29-APR-1959
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:815 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XJ397
C/n / msn: WA/61
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Portland Harbour, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Portland, Dorset
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First flown 18 Jul 55: allocated serial XD767 in error (serial already allocated to a Canadiar Sabre F.4). Delivered to the Royal Navy Aug 55 and issued 705 Squadron as '529' (noted as such 9 Aug 58) Later to 815 Squadron as '309'

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 29 April 59: Auto rotated and ditched into Portland Harbour, Dorset, after transmission failure. Allocated to ground instruction as A2485 at Arbroath on 9 Jul 59.

Sources:

https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26347/
www.ukserials.com/losses-1959.htm
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://daveg4otu.tripod.com/dorset/dorcrash.htm]
http://www.scramble.nl/?option=com_showreports&view=article&ct=GB&id=1863l
http://blogs.wessexarch.co.uk/aircraftcrashsitesatsea/files/2008/03/aircraft_crash-sites_at_sea_report.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2013 16:14 Dr. John Smith Added
08-May-2013 17:37 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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