Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XK935, 08 Dec 1962
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161673
 
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Date:08-DEC-1962
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7
Owner/operator:HMS Hermes Ships Flt RN
Registration: XK935
MSN: WA/162
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile from HMS Hermes, Gulf of Aden -   Yemen
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Ocean, Gulf of Aden
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
On 8/12/1962, XK935 ("H-985") a Westland Whirlwind HAR.7 of HMS Hermes Ships Flight ditched into the Gulf of Aden after the engine started to scream while in a starboard turn due to apparent clutch failure. It yawed to port and ditched one mile off the starboard side of HMS Hermes. The three crew were rescued. This incident as the second loss of a Whirlwind HAS.7 of the HMS Hermes Ships Flight in three weeks (see also the crash of XN360 on 16/11/1962)

As a point of reference, HMS Hermes had sailed from Mombasa, Kenya on 26/11/1962, and arrived at Gibraltar (via the Suez Canal) on 10/12/1962

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1962.htm
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26621/
3. http://www.onstuis.co.uk/harbour.html
4. http://www.axfordsabode.org.uk/pdf-docs/hermes17.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Oct-2013 03:33 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Jun-2015 21:47 Angel dick one Updated [Operator]

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