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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164756
Last updated: 29 June 2020
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Date:17-MAY-1960
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:736 NAS FAA RN
Registration: XK933
C/n / msn: WA160
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Church Ope Cove, near Wareham, Isle of Portland, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Portland, Dorset
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 17/05/1960, XK933 ("770") a Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 of 737 NAS FAA RN was written off when it ditched into Church Ope Cove, near Wareham, Isle of Portland, Dorset, after instrument failure. The three crew were rescued.

Wreckage recovered, and Allocated to Naval Ground Instructional Use as A2496 at RNAS Arbroath Air Engineering School

Sources:

1. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26619/
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1960.htm
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_Ope_Cove


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Mar-2014 21:06 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Nov-2018 16:01 bronco Updated [Location, Narrative]
28-Dec-2019 21:21 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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