Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T) XG590, 06 Jun 1958
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Date:06-JUN-1958
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:A&AEE (Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment)
Registration: XG590
MSN: WA/85
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wither’s Farm, 1 mile E of Cadnam Green, Southampton, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Boscombe Down Wiltshire (EGDM)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
First flown: 8 Nov 56, delivered to the Royal Navy as XG590, 18 Jan 57. Loaned to A&AEE for triasl work in 1957-58.

Written off 6 Jun 58: crashed into a field at Wither’s Farm, one mile east of Cadnam Green, Southampton, Hampshire, after a structural failure occurred between the engine and the clutch assembly, resulting in loss of control. The two crew escaped without injury. Struck off charge 13 Sep 58 and allocated to ground instructional use at RNAS Arbroath

Sources:

www.ukserials.com/losses-1958.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20130717113810/http://daveg4otu.tripod.com:80/hancrash.html
https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26376/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jan-2013 09:19 Dr. John Smith Added

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