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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165529
Last updated: 14 August 2020
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Date:31-JUL-1961
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:737 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XL873
C/n / msn: WA223
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Sharpness Light Vessel, 6 miles E of Portland, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Portland, Dorset
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 31/07/1961, XL873 "784-PO" a Westland Whirlwind HAS7 of 737 NAS, ditched into the sea six miles east of Portland, Dorset near to the Sharpness Light Vessel after gradual loss of power. The two crew were rescued. The helicopter was recovered and was sent to the AIU at Lee-on-Solent for investigation

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26703/
3. http://dorset.hampshireairfields.co.uk/dorcrash.html
4. http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafsubaqua/rafcms/mediafiles/04F90D75_5056_A318_A85893C085315C27.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Apr-2014 17:18 Dr. John Smith Added

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