Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T) XL842, 26 Aug 1958
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152512
 
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Date:26-AUG-1958
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:820 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XL842
MSN: WA/204
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea, north west of Cyprus, off HMS Albion -   Cyprus
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Albion
Destination airport:HMS Albion
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
First flown 2 Dec 57. Delivered to the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm 17 Feb 58, and issued to 820 NAS as "324/A"

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 26 Aug 58: ditched into the Mediterranean Sea, north west of Cyprus, while operating off HMS Albion. The pilot had overpitched after being caught in the slipstream of another helicopter during a stores transfer to the US Navy submarine Sea Devil. The four crew were rescued.

Sources:

www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XL
www.helis.com/database/model/151


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jan-2013 09:59 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Jan-2013 11:00 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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