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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64764
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:10-MAR-1966
Time:
Type:Westland Scout AH.1
Owner/operator:21 Flt AAC
Registration: XT619
MSN: F9625
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stanford PTA, near Thetford, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Stanford Army Training Area, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 10/3/1966: While serving with 21 Flt, Army Air Corps, the aircraft was carrying a soldier in a stretcher pod as part of a casevac scenario, during Exercise ‘Baker’s Dozen', at the Stanford PTA, near Thetford, Norfolk. The pilot inadvertently shut off the fuel cock instead of the cabin heater. The pilot reopened the fuel cock, but during the subsequent attempted emergency landing, the main rotors struck a tree and the aircraft crashed in a ploughed field near Thetford. The two crew and the soldier in the stracher pod were injured.

Sources:

1. http://www.scramble.nl
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westland_Scout
3. http://westlandscout.com/Prod2.aspx
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1966.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Oct-2011 15:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-May-2013 19:56 Nepa Updated [Operator]
06-Sep-2013 03:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2015 20:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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