Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T) XK938,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164758
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Date:Wednesday 18 May 1960
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:824 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XK938
MSN: WA165
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Mediterranean Sea off Hal Far, off HMS Ark Royal -   Malta
Phase: En route
Departure airport:HMS Ark Royal, off Hal Far, Malta
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
On 18/05/1960, XK938 ("335") Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 of 824 NAS FAA RN was written off while operating off HMS Ark Royal. The helicopter ditched into the Mediterranean Sea off Hal Far, Malta, after a violent engine overspeed caused by suspected clutch failure. The three crew were rescued by a helicopter from Hal Far.



Revision history:

18-Mar-2014 21:27 Dr. John Smith Added
26-Mar-2014 19:02 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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