ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165542
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Narrative: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).
|Type:||Westland Whirlwind HAR.3 (S-55T)|
|Owner/operator:||705 Sqn FAA RN|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Goonhilly Downs, Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall -
|Departure airport:||RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall (EGDR)|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
Some remains were reported to be still existing in a scrapyard at Bedhampton, Hampshire as later as 1975
||Dr. John Smith
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