Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T) XL877, 21 Oct 1958
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152515
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Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:815 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XL877
MSN: WA/227
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Inishowan Head, County Donegal, Northern Ireland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RNAS Eglinton, Northern Ireland
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
First flown 14 Jul 58; delivered to the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm 22 July 58 and issued to 815 NAS.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 21 Oct 58: ditched into the sea off Inishowan Head, County Donegal, Northern Ireland, after complete loss of directional control while coming to a hover. The three crew were rescued by the Dutch submarine "Zeeleeuw"


Revision history:

14-Jan-2013 10:27 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Jan-2013 11:00 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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