Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T) XM663, 14 Apr 1959
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Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:824 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XM663
MSN: WA/254
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RNAS Culdrose (EGDR)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
First flown: 15 Dec 58. Delivered to Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XM663, 31 Dec 58. Issued 31 Jan 59 to 824 NAS, Fleet Air Arm.

Written off (damaged beyond economical repair) 14 Apr 1959: suffered clutch failure while in the hover at Culdrose, Cornwall. XM663 fell onto its side breaking off the rotor and tail section. The two crew escaped unhurt. To ground instructional use at RNAS Arbroath on 14 Aug 59.

Struck off charge 19 Sep 59: Sold for scrap in 1986. Photographed on 2 April 1979 at the J.Shackleton scrapyard, at Siddal near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.


Revision history:

23-Jan-2013 15:52 Dr. John Smith Added
08-May-2013 17:40 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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