Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T) XG584, 20 Jul 1959
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Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:815 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XG584
MSN: WA/79
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Portland Harbour, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RNAS Portland, Dorset
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
First flown: 23 Mar 56: Delivered to Royal Navy FAA as XG584, 16 Apr 56. Issued to 815 NAS, Fleet Air Arm as '306'.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 20 Jul 59: ditched into Portland Harbour, Dorset after the engine cut, restarted, then cut again. The three crew were rescued by a civilian boat. Salvaged and allocated to ground instruction at Arbroath as A2487 on 2 Oct 59.


Revision history:

23-Jan-2013 16:37 Dr. John Smith Added
08-May-2013 17:36 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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