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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161292
Last updated: 27 May 2020
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Date:07-JUL-1961
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.22 (S-55)
Owner/operator:781 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WV219
C/n / msn: 55-479
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cranfield, Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire
Destination airport:Cranfield, Bedfordshire (EGTC)
Narrative:
Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-479, ff:11 June 1953 - accepted by BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 30 June 1953. Delivered to US Navy as HO4S-3, 133747, 9 July 1953. Transferred under MAP (Military Assistance Program) to UK/Royal Navy as WV219, delivered 26 September 1953

Written off 7 July 1961: Crashed and burnt out at Cranfield, Bedfordshire after the engine failed during landing. Struck off Charge 13 July 1961

Sources:

1. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/24559/
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries15.html
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm
4. http://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1961/1961%20-%201877.PDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Oct-2013 23:16 Dr. John Smith Added

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