Incident Westland Whirlwind HAR.4 (S-55T) XJ431, 01 Aug 1958
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Date:01-AUG-1958
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR.4 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:155 Squadron Royal Air Force (155 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XJ431
MSN: WA/47
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Port Dickson Beach -   Malaysia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
First flown: 31 May 55,as "XD800", but delivered to the Royal Air Force as Whirlwind HAR.4, XJ431, on 2 Jun 55 (as serial XD800 re-allocated to a Canadiar Sabre F.4).

Written off (damaged beyond repair) on 1 Aug 58: After partial engine failure, the pilot made an emergency landing on mud flats on Port Dickson Beach, Malaya. XJ431 was submerged by the incoming tide, and scrapped due to salt water contamination of the airframe.

Sources:

http://mhg.mymalaya.com/post_whirlwind.htm
https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26336/_
www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XJ


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jan-2013 09:28 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 14:44 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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