Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS 7 (S-55T) XL850, 09 Feb 1960
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162581
 
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Date:09-FEB-1960
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS 7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:815 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XL850
MSN: WA212
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMS Albion, Mediterranean Sea off Gibraltar -   Gibraltar
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:HMS Albion, Western Mediterranean
Destination airport:HMS Albion, Western Mediterranean
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
On 09/02/1960, XL850 ("A-302") a Westland Whirwind HAS7 of 815 Squadron FAA RN was written off when it ditched into the Mediterranean off HMS Albion on the Gibraltar approaches after the throttle jammed. The three crew were rescued but the aircraft was not recovered

Sources:

1. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26692/
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1960.htm
3. http://www.axfordsabode.org.uk/pdf-docs/albion26.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Dec-2013 18:05 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Feb-2014 14:51 Nepa Updated [Operator]
05-Mar-2015 09:39 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature]
14-Nov-2018 16:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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