Incident Westland Whirlwind HAR21 (S-55) WV200, 04 Sep 1956
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161290
 
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Date:04-SEP-1956
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR21 (S-55)
Owner/operator:845 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WV200
MSN: 55-456
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RNAS Hal Far -   Malta
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Hal Far, Malta
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-456, first flown 18 May 1953 - delivered to US Navy as a Sikorsky HO4S-3, BuAer No.133740, 7 July 1953. Transferred under MAP (Military Assistance Program) to UK/Royal Navy as WV200, delivered 16 September 1953

Written off 4 September 1956; crashed on take off from Hal Far, Malta. Reduced to spares by Westlands and Struck off Charge 20 November 1956

Sources:

1. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries15.html
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/24548/
3. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WV
4. http://www.aviationinmalta.com/AirfieldsAirlines/HalFarAirfield/tabid/320/language/en-GB/Default.aspx/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Oct-2013 22:36 Dr. John Smith Added
07-Oct-2013 22:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jul-2015 12:29 Paix Updated [Location, Departure airport]

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