Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55) XN381, 10 Mar 1962
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161454
 
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Date:10-MAR-1962
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55)
Owner/operator:824 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XN381
MSN: WA/311
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMS Centaur, Gulf of Aden -   Yemen
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Centaur, Gulf of Aden
Destination airport:HMS Centaur, Gulf of Aden
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 ("C-334" of 824 Sqn FAA RN) was written off 10/3/1962 when it ditched and sank off HMS Centaur in the Gulf of Aden after the engine had failed during "plane guard" search-and-rescue duties. The three crew were rescued by another helicopter from HMS Centaur

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1962.htm
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26760/
3. http://www.focalplanes.co.uk/photo-galleries/raf-changi-part-one-1961-aug-to-dec/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Oct-2013 01:58 Dr. John Smith Added

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