Accident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T) XL869, 28 Oct 1958
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Date:28-OCT-1958
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:815 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XL869
MSN: WA/219
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile off Portrush, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Eglinton, Northern Ireland
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
First flown 24 Apr 58; delivered to the Royal Navy/Fleet Air Arm 2 May 58, and issued to 815 NAS as "292".

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 28 Oct 58: ditched into the sea after the engine overheated and finally failed, one mile off Portrush, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Two crew were rescued safely by a Dragonfly from RNAS Eglinton, but one was killed

Sources:

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jan-2013 10:49 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Jan-2013 10:56 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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