Incident Westland Whirlwind HAR10 (S-55) XK991, 07 May 1963
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Date:07-MAY-1963
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR10 (S-55)
Owner/operator:228 Squadron Royal Air Force (228 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XK991
MSN: WA/147
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, off Bridlington, East Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leconfield, Humberside (EGXV)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Written off 7/5/1963: Ditched into the North Sea off Bridlington, Yorkshire after the main rotor struck the mast of a boat during winching practice.

Allocated to Ground Instructional: struck off charge as Cat.5(G/I) as 7810M. In the event, deemed to be too badly damaged for use as such, and scrapped at RAF Dishforth later in 1963

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1963.htm
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26598/
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1962/1962

Media:

XK991 as a HAR.2, with two other Whirlwinds (XP301 & XP400) at the Farnbrorough Air Show in 1961 The Aviation Photo Company: Westland Whirlwind &emdash; 225 Squadron Westland Whirlwind HAR.4 XK991 Airshow Display (1961) XK991 a year later (Farnborough Air Show 1962) after conversion to a Whirlwind HAR.10 Whirlwind10 62

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Oct-2013 21:35 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Nov-2018 15:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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