Incident Westland Whirlwind HAR.3 (S-55T) XG572, 28 Nov 1961
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165542
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Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR.3 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:705 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XG572
MSN: WA/67
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Goonhilly Downs, Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall (EGDR)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
On 28/11/1961, XG572 ("528-CU") a Westland Whirlwind HAR3 of 705 NAS FAA RN, was written off when it rolled onto its port side at Goonhilly Downs, Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, after the tail struck an earth bank during a practice autorotation, and broke off the tail rotor. The pilot escaped safely. To Fleetlands for crash investigation, and later returned to Culdrose, where scrapped (reduced to spares and produce).

Some remains were reported to be still existing in a scrapyard at Bedhampton, Hampshire as later as 1975



Revision history:

16-Apr-2014 22:40 Dr. John Smith Added

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