Incident Westland Whirlwind HAR4 (S-55) XJ408, 26 Aug 1955
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145656
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Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR4 (S-55)
Owner/operator:155 Squadron Royal Air Force (155 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XJ408
MSN: WA/34
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kuala Lumpur -   Malaysia
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
Destination airport:Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Whirlwind HAR.4: first flown 27/10/1954 as XD778 (incorrect serial), delivered to RAF 12/11/1954. To 155 Squadron at Kuala Lumpur, Malaya.

Written off 26/8/1955: The controls reverted to manual while in the hover at Kuala Lumpur, Malaya, due to hydraulic failure. The pilot lost control and the aircraft crashed, seriously injuring an airman who was standing nearby. To ground instruction at Changi, Singapore


Revision history:

15-May-2012 15:02 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Aug-2012 08:16 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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