Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T) XL833, 08 Sep 1958
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152513
 
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Date:08-SEP-1958
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:845 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XL833
MSN: WA/195
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aden Harbour -   Yemen
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Albion, off coast of Aden
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
First flown 15 Oct 57; delivered to the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm on 9 Dec 57. Issued to 845 NAS as "390/A", and operated from HMS Albion

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 8 Sep 58: ditched into Aden harbour, following a rapid increase in engine oil temperature, and loss of power. The two crew were rescued and the helicopter was hoisted on board HMS Bulwark. After the engine was removed for investigation, the helicopter was jettisoned over the side of HMS Bulwark the following day (9 Sep 58)

Sources:

www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XL
https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26676/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jan-2013 10:09 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Jan-2013 10:57 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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