ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152506
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Narrative:First flown: 25 Oct 55. Delivered to the Royal Navy/FAA as XG581, 2 Nov 55. Issued to 701 NAS, Royal Navy.
|Type:||Westland Whirlwind HAR.3 (S-55T)|
|Owner/operator:||701 Sqn FAA RN|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Frater Yard, Gosport, Hampshire -
|Departure airport:||RNAS Gosport, Hampshire|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
Written off (damaged beyond repair) on 20 Jan 58: the pilot made an engine off landing at Frater Yard, Gosport, Hampshire after severe transmission vibration and engine over speed. The tail cone struck a tree just prior to touching down and was torn off.
To RNAY Donibristle, Fife for repairs, but these were abandoned and it was allocated to Arbroath for ground instruction as A2469. Struck off charge 16 Mar 58 and scrapped in the 1960s
||Dr. John Smith
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