Incident Westland Whirlwind HAR.3 (S-55T) XG578, 07 Dec 1961
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165543
 
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Date:07-DEC-1961
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR.3 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:705 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XG578
MSN: WA/78
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Trenance Farm, near Mullion, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall (EGDR)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
On 07/12/1961, XG578 ("527-CU") a Westland Whirlwind HAR3 of 705 NAS FAA RN rolled rapidly to starboard after manual control was selected after take off. Control was lost and the helicopter crashed onto its starboard side at Trenance Farm, near Mullion, Cornwall. Both crew escaped safely. To Fleetlands for crash investigation and possible repair, but instead declared a write off and scrapped (broken up as spares and produce)


Sources:

1. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26359/
2. http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=1186
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Apr-2014 22:47 Dr. John Smith Added

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