Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XL879, 10 Mar 1961
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161686
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Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7
Owner/operator:824 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XL879
MSN: WA/229
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 miles N of The Lizard, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RNAS Cildrose, Cornwall
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
On 10/3/1961 two Westland Whirlwind HAS.7s of 824 Sqn FAA RN (XL879 "335" and XL884 "336"), collided and crashed. XL879 crashed into a field three miles north of The Lizard, Cornwall, after touching rotor blades with XL884 at 500 feet during formation flying. The three crew escaped safely. The remains of XL879 were used as ground instruction at Manadon until it was burnt at the Open day there in 1990. XL884 landed safely but crashed in a separate incident on 5/3/1968



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25-Oct-2013 23:30 Dr. John Smith Added

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