ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152512
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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"
|Type:||Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)|
|Owner/operator:||820 Sqn FAA RN|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Mediterranean Sea, north west of Cyprus, off HMS Albion -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||HMS Albion|
|Destination airport:||HMS Albion|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
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.
||Dr. John Smith
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