Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55) XN361, 13 Feb 1962
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161440
 
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Date:13-FEB-1962
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55)
Owner/operator:825 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XN361
MSN: WA/307
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eastern Atlantic Ocean 1,150 miles W of Lands End, Cornwall -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Victorious, Atlantic Ocean
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XN361 ("V-310" of 825 Sqn FAA RN) was written off on 13/2/1962 when it ditched into the Eastern Atlantic Ocean and sank approximately 1,150 miles west of Lands End, Cornwall. It had been operating off HMS Victorious as the "plane guard" search-and-rescue helicopter when the tail rotor failed and disintegrated. The three crew were rescued

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1962.htm
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26757/_
3. http://www.axfordsabode.org.uk/pdf-docs/victor32.pdf


Revision history:

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14-Oct-2013 20:56 Dr. John Smith Added

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