Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55) XL870, 07 May 1962
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52887
 
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Date:07-MAY-1962
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55)
Owner/operator:737 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XL870
MSN: WA/220
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Portland Harbour, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Portland, Dorset (EGDP)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XL870 ("PO-778" of 737 Sqn FAA RN) was written off 7/5/1962 when it ditched into Portland Harbour, Dorset, after engine failure. The crew were rescued safely. The wreckage of XL870 was recovered, transported to Fleetlands and scrapped after being struck off charge on 25/5/1962.

Sources:

1. http://www.helis.com/database/cn/26700/
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1962.htm
3. http://dorset.hampshireairfields.co.uk/dorcrash.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
18-Oct-2013 18:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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