Incident Westland Whirlwind HAR.2 (S-55T) XJ766, 31 Jul 1959
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Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR.2 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:22 Squadron Royal Air Force (22 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XJ766
MSN: WA/112
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Constantine Bay, Padstow, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Chivenor, Devon (EGDC)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
First flown : 21 Mar 56. Delivered to Royal Air Force as XJ766, 26 Apr 56, issued to 22 Squadron as 'M'

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 31 Jul 59: Suffered engine failure during a search for a swimmer and ditched into Constantine Bay, Padstow, Cornwall. The crew escaped safely

Remains struck off charge as Cat.5 (Scrap) in Aug 59, last recorded as being dumped in a scrapyard in South London in Feb 61


Revision history:

23-Jan-2013 16:50 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 14:55 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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