ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152554
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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.
|Type:||Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)|
|Owner/operator:||845 Sqn FAA RN|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Mediterranea Sea, off Malta -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||HMS Centaur, off Malta|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
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.
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
||Dr. John Smith
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