Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55) XN362, 30 Jan 1962
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161439
 
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Date:30-JAN-1962
Time:
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Centaur, off Malayasia
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
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

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1962.htm
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26758/


Revision history:

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

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