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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161750
Last updated: 13 December 2019
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Date:26-MAY-1961
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7
Owner/operator:848 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XM683
C/n / msn: WA/261
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Celebes Sea, off Borneo, one mile off HMS Bulwark -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Bulwark, off Borneo
Destination airport:HMS Bulwark, off Borneo
Narrative:
On 26/5/1961, XM683 ("T"), a Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 of 848 Sqn FAA RN was written off (damaged beyond economic repair) when it ditched into the Celebes Sea, off Borneo, one mile off HMS Bulwark, after power loss and intermittent engine cutting. The pilot was rescued by another Whirlwind from HMS Bulwark

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26724/
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celebes_Sea


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2013 21:06 Dr. John Smith Added

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