Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55) XL872, 24 Apr 1963
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161287
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55)
Owner/operator:824 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XL872
MSN: WA/222
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Indian Ocean 115 miles south of Mogadishu -   Somalia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:HMS Centaur, off Aden (Yemen)
Destination airport:HMS Aisne, off Somalia
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XL872 ("C-335" of 824 Sqn FAA RN) was written off 25/4/1963: Lost power during a stores transfer to HMS Aisne and ditched into the Indian Ocean 115 miles south of Mogadishu, Somalia. The three crew were rescued but the aircraft was not recovered



Revision history:

07-Oct-2013 19:49 Dr. John Smith Added

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2023 Flight Safety Foundation

701 N. Fairfax St., Ste. 250
Alexandria, Virginia 22314