Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55) XL872, 24 Apr 1963
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161287
 
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Date:24-APR-1963
Time:
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
Nature:Military
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
Narrative:
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

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1963.htm
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26702/_
3. http://www.radfanhunters.co.uk/Aircraft-FAA/XL872-35_Ksar_1963_RD.jpg


Revision history:

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

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