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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164758
Last updated: 11 June 2020
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Date:18-MAY-1960
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:824 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XK938
C/n / msn: WA165
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea off Hal Far, off HMS Ark Royal -   Malta
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Ark Royal, off Hal Far, Malta
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 18/05/1960, XK938 ("335") Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 of 824 NAS FAA RN was written off while operating off HMS Ark Royal. The helicopter ditched into the Mediterranean Sea off Hal Far, Malta, after a violent engine overspeed caused by suspected clutch failure. The three crew were rescued by a helicopter from Hal Far.

Sources:

1. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26624/
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1960.htm
3. http://www.aviationinmalta.com/MilitaryAviation/AccidentsMilitary/19601969/tabid/652/language/en-US/Default.aspx
4. http://www.axfordsabode.org.uk/pdf-docs/arkroy44.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Mar-2014 21:27 Dr. John Smith Added
26-Mar-2014 19:02 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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