Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T) XK938, 18 May 1960
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Date:18-MAY-1960
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:824 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XK938
MSN: WA165
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea off Hal Far, off HMS Ark Royal -   Malta
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Ark Royal, off Hal Far, Malta
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

1. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26624/
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1960.htm
3. http://www.aviationinmalta.com/MilitaryAviation/AccidentsMilitary/19601969/tabid/652/language/en-US/Default.aspx
4. http://www.axfordsabode.org.uk/pdf-docs/arkroy44.pdf


Revision history:

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

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