Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T) XL837, 30 Jan 1959
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Date:30-JAN-1959
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:845 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XL837
MSN: WA/199
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranea Sea, off Malta -   Malta
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Centaur, off Malta
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
First flown 26 Oct 57; delivered to the Royal Navy 9 Dec 57. Issued to 845 NAS, as "392/C", and served aboard HMS Centaur.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 30 Jan 59: ditched into the Mediterranean Sea off Malta from a 10 ft hover while operating off HMS Centaur. A loud bang had occurred followed by the engine overspeeding. The three crew were rescued by the submarine "Tally Ho" which the helicopter had been exercising with.

Sources:

http://www.aviationinmalta.com/MilitaryAviation/AccidentsMilitary/19501959/tabid/651/language/en-US/Default.aspx
www.helis.com/database/model/151
www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XL


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jan-2013 09:21 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Jan-2013 15:13 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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