Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T) XL851,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164751
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Date:Wednesday 6 April 1960
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:824 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XL851
MSN: WA213
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:off HMS Ark Royal, Mediterranean Sea off Malta -   Malta
Phase: En route
Departure airport:HMS Ark Royal, off Malta
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
On 06/04/1960, XL851 ("331") a Westland Whirlwind HAS7 of 824 NAS FAA RN crashed whilst operating off HMS Ark Royal. Whilst in a hover the engine noise increased, possibly due to transmission failure. The helicopter then moved left, lost height and ditched into the Mediterranean Sea off Malta. Two of the three crew were injured and all were rescued by another 824 NAS Whirlwind



Revision history:

18-Mar-2014 19:33 Dr. John Smith Added
26-Mar-2014 19:02 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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