Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS 7 (S-55T) XL848, 27 Sep 1958
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152514
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Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS 7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:824 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XL848
MSN: WA/210
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Off Portland, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:HMS Centaur, off Dorset coast
Destination airport:HMS Victorious off Dorset coast
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
First flown 24 Feb 58; delivered to the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm 5 Mar 58, and issued to 824 NAS as "336/C". Operated aboard HMS Centaur during 1958.

Written off (damaged beyond repair)28 Sep 58: the pilot set course for HMS Victorious, to make an emergency landing, after reporting rough engine running. Three minutes later the aircraft nose dived into the sea off Portland, Dorset. The three crew were rescued but two were injured.


Revision history:

14-Jan-2013 10:19 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Jan-2013 10:59 Nepa Updated [Operator]
26-Jun-2014 22:59 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
14-Nov-2018 16:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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