Incident Westland Whirlwind HAR1 (S-55) XA863, 05 Jul 1955
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145655
 
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Date:05-JUL-1955
Time:day
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR1 (S-55)
Owner/operator:705 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XA863
MSN: WA/2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RNAS Gosport (HMS Siskin), Gosport, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Gosport,(HMS Siskin), Gosport, Hampshire
Destination airport:RNAS Gosport (HMS Siskin), Gosport, Hampshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Westland Whirlwind HAR.1, WA/2, first flown 28 November 1953; delivered to the Fleet Air Arm as XA863, 27 March 1954. To 705 Naval Air Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy coded "GJ/703"

Written off 5 July 1955: During a turn to starboard at Gosport, Hampshire, at low height the aircraft rolled to port. The main rotor blades struck the ground and it rolled onto its side injuring the three crew

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1955.htm
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/25050/
3. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XA


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-May-2012 14:49 Dr. John Smith Added
25-Sep-2012 02:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
22-May-2020 20:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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