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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152720
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Date:28-SEP-1959
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:737 Sqn RN FAA
Registration: XG575
C/n / msn: WA/70
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, 5 miles off Portland, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Portland, Dorset
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First flown: 17 Aug 55. Delivered to Royal Navy FAA as XG575, 23 Sep 55. Issued to 737 Squadron as '760'

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 28 Sep 59: ditched into the English Channel five miles off Portland, Dorset after transmission failure. The three crew were rescued by a submarine

Sources:

https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26356/
www.ukserials.com/losses-1959.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20130321095657/http://daveg4otu.tripod.com:80/dorset/dorcrash.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2013 16:57 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 02:03 nemcupavel Updated [Operator]
05-Apr-2013 08:02 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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