Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T) XL854, 05 Sep 1961
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165536
 
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Date:05-SEP-1961
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:737 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XL854
MSN: WA216
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, 7½ miles SE of Portland Bill, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Portland, Dorset
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
On 05/09/1961, XL854 ("771-PO") a Westland Whirlwind HAS7 of 737 NAS FAA RN was written off when it ditched into the English Channel 7½ miles south east of Portland Bill, Dorset. The fuel pump had failed causing the engine to cut suddenly. The three crew were rescued safely

Sources:

1. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26696/_
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Apr-2014 19:41 Dr. John Smith Added

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