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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139603
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:06-OCT-1981
Time:
Type:Westland Scout AH Mk I
Owner/operator:ARW Flt AAC
Registration: XP890
MSN: F9491
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:AAC Middle Wallop, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:AAC Middle Wallop, Hampshire (EGVP)
Destination airport:AAC Middle Wallop, Hampshire
Narrative:
Scout AH.1 XP890 was badly damaged when a civilian Bell 47G-4 Sioux (G-AXKT of Bristow Helicopters) carried out an autorotative landing on top of the Scout at Middle Wallop, Hampshire. Miraculously none of the four occupants of both aircraft was badly hurt.

The Bell 47G was written off and the Scout was sent for repair. This was cancelled and it was put into store at Wroughton, eventually being cannibalised for spares during 1987

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1981.htm
2. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1153034/
3. photo of wreckage: http://www.ukserials.com/images/losses/xp890.jpg
4. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/hancrash.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Nov-2011 07:52 Dr. John Smith Added
06-May-2013 20:15 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
12-Jul-2013 03:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2018 18:48 Sarie M Updated [Phase]
18-Feb-2018 20:19 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
21-Feb-2020 14:54 Xindel XL Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
26-Apr-2020 09:16 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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