Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XM683, 26 May 1961
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161750
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Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7
Owner/operator:848 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XM683
MSN: WA/261
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Celebes Sea, off Borneo, one mile off HMS Bulwark -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:HMS Bulwark, off Borneo
Destination airport:HMS Bulwark, off Borneo
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
On 26/5/1961, XM683 ("T"), a Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 of 848 Sqn FAA RN was written off (damaged beyond economic repair) when it ditched into the Celebes Sea, off Borneo, one mile off HMS Bulwark, after power loss and intermittent engine cutting. The pilot was rescued by another Whirlwind from HMS Bulwark



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28-Oct-2013 21:06 Dr. John Smith Added

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