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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161685
Last updated: 21 December 2019
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Date:07-FEB-1961
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7
Owner/operator:719 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XN357
C/n / msn: WA/303
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:approx. 12 nm ESE of Torr Head, County Antrim, Northern Ireland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Eglinton (EGAE)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 7/2/1961, XN357 ("626") a Whirlwind HAS.7 of 719 Sqn FAA RN was written off when it ditched into the sea approximately 12 nm East-South-East of Torr Head, County Antrim, Northern Ireland after loss off power. Fortunately there were no casualties amongst the three crew who were all safely picked up.

Sources:

1. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26754/
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm
3. http://www.flyingmule.com/products/CG-AA39102


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Oct-2013 23:21 Dr. John Smith Added

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