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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64785
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:07-SEP-1966
Time:
Type:Westland Scout AH.1
Owner/operator:4 Wing, British Army Air Corps
Registration: XR633
MSN: F9533
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Straits of Malacca -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Damaged beyond economic repair 7/9/1966 when ditched into the Straits of Malacca off Malaysia after engine failure. Recovered and restored to static display standard. To St. George's Barracks, Sutton Coldfield, as "gate guardian" and marked as "XR777". Later marked as "XR625".

Sold to a private owner (Everett Aviation at Sproughton, Suffolk). Later - by 01/06/2006 - sold on to the Hermeskeil Museum in Germany, painted overall blue (as per the picture below)

Sources:

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westland_Scout
2. http://westlandscout.com/Prod2.aspx
3. http://www.wolverhamptonaviationgroup.co.uk/trip_bierset_metz_2007.htm
4. http://www.airliners.net/photo/1699431/


Images:

Photo of XR633 courtesy AirHistory.net


Hermeskeil / Flugausstellung [ Off-Airport ]
8 June 2015; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Oct-2011 16:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
07-May-2013 08:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
11-Sep-2013 02:08 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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