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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152718
Last updated: 22 December 2019
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Date:20-JUL-1959
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:815 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XG584
C/n / msn: WA/79
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: 23 Mar 56: Delivered to Royal Navy FAA as XG584, 16 Apr 56. Issued to 815 NAS, Fleet Air Arm as '306'.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 20 Jul 59: ditched into Portland Harbour, Dorset after the engine cut, restarted, then cut again. The three crew were rescued by a civilian boat. Salvaged and allocated to ground instruction at Arbroath as A2487 on 2 Oct 59.

Sources:

www.ukserials.com/losses-1959.htm
www.helis.com/database/cn/26365/
http://web.archive.org/web/20130321095657/http://daveg4otu.tripod.com:80/dorset/dorcrash.html
http://blogs.wessexarch.co.uk/aircraftcrashsitesatsea/files/2008/03/aircraft_crash-sites_at_sea_report.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2013 16:37 Dr. John Smith Added
08-May-2013 17:36 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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