Accident Westland Whirlwind 4 (S-55T) XJ413, 20 Sep 1957
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Date:20-SEP-1957
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind 4 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:155 Squadron Royal Air Force (155 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XJ413
MSN: WA/40
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 miles NNE of Slim river, Padang -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Johore, Malayasia
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
XJ413: first flown 23/11/1954 as XD783, delivered 3/12/1954 as XJ413 after original serial re-allocated to a Canadair Sabre F.4. Issued to 155 Squadron, RAF

Dived into trees five miles NNE of Slim river, Padang, Malaya after tail rotor failure, killing all 4 crew on board. The wreckage was not recovered

Sources:

http://mhg.mymalaya.com/whirlwindxj413.htm
www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XJ
https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26329/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jan-2013 15:56 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 14:39 Nepa Updated [Operator]
22-Jul-2013 20:33 JINX Updated [Operator]
06-Nov-2018 21:17 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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