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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152719
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Date:31-JUL-1959
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR.2 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:22 Squadron Royal Air Force (22 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XJ766
C/n / msn: WA/112
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Constantine Bay, Padstow, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Chivenor, Devon (EGDC)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First flown : 21 Mar 56. Delivered to Royal Air Force as XJ766, 26 Apr 56, issued to 22 Squadron as 'M'

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 31 Jul 59: Suffered engine failure during a search for a swimmer and ditched into Constantine Bay, Padstow, Cornwall. The crew escaped safely

Remains struck off charge as Cat.5 (Scrap) in Aug 59, last recorded as being dumped in a scrapyard in South London in Feb 61

Sources:

www.ukserials.com/losses-1959.htm
www.helis.com/database/cn/26404/
http://www.scramble.nl/?option=com_showreports&view=article&ct=GB&id=2435


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2013 16:50 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 14:55 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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