Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.22 (S-55) WV225, 23 Sep 1955
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Date:23-SEP-1955
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.22 (S-55)
Owner/operator:845 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WV225
MSN: 55-500
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 55-500, ff June 1953 - accepted by BuAerRep (BAR) at East Hartford, CT, 21 July 1953. Delivered to US Navy as HO4S-3, as BuAer133753, 22 July 1953.

Transferred under MAP (Military Assistance Program) to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAS.22 WV225, delivered 26 September 1953

Written off 23 September 1955; crashed on take off from RNAS Hal Far, Malta. Struck off charge 7 October 1955.

Sources:

1. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries15.html
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/24565/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Oct-2013 23:26 Dr. John Smith Added
09-Jul-2015 12:17 SIS07 Updated [Location, Departure airport]

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