Incident Westland Whirlwind HAR10 (S-55) XP392, 20 Jun 1962
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161524
 
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Date:20-JUN-1962
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR10 (S-55)
Owner/operator:C(A) MoA/Westland Helicopters Ltd
Registration: XP392
MSN: WA/380
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Yeovil, Somerset (EGHG) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Yeovil, Somerset (EGHG)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 XP392 was written off on 20/6/1962 when it suffered fuel flow failure whilst hovering at 25 feet during a dress rehearsal at Yeovil airfield, prior to a sales demonstration for the Spanish Air Force in Spain. It force landed on uneven ground and rolled onto its side. There were no casualties

XP392 first flew 1/6/1962: as this Whirlwind was written off prior to delivery (it was never on RAF charge) an additional Whirlwind HAR.10, was added to the contract as XS412, as a replacement. XS412 first flew 8/10/1962, and was delivered 29/10/1962.

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1962.htm
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26869/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Oct-2013 00:06 Dr. John Smith Added

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