Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XN303,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161688
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Date:Thursday 20 April 1961
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7
Owner/operator:824 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XN303
MSN: WA/283
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near HMS Centaur, Mediterranean Sea, off Malta -   Malta
Phase: En route
Departure airport:HMS Centaur, off Malta
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
On 20/04/1961, XN303 ("C-333") a Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 of 824 Sqn FAA RN crashed. The pilot was unable to increase engine RPM and ditched into the Mediterranean off Malta while operating off HMS Centaur. Cause of crash was due to suspected oil flow restriction in the throttle control system. The three crew were rescued



Revision history:

25-Oct-2013 23:46 Dr. John Smith Added
20-Mar-2014 01:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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