Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55) XN362, 30 Jan 1962
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161439
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Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55)
Owner/operator:824 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XN362
MSN: WA/308
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Straits of Malacca, off Sumatra -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:HMS Centaur, off Malayasia
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XN362 ("V-315" of 824 Sqn FAA RN) was written off 30/1/1962 when it ditched into Malacca Strait between Malaya and Sumatra after loss of directional control on take off from HMS Centaur. The three crew were rescued. XN362 (which had been acting as HMS Centaurs "plane guard" search-and-rescue helicopter) was not recovered but the cause was believed to have been disconnection of the tail rotor control cables



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14-Oct-2013 20:26 Dr. John Smith Added

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