ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152567
Last updated: 23 November 2014
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Date:26-JAN-1975
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.9 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:HMS Daedalus (RNAS Lee-on-Solent) Station Flight
Registration: XN311
C/n / msn: WA/291
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Peel Common, near Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Lee-on-Solent (EGUS)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off on 26 January 1975: the main rotors cut through the tail boom, and smashed a hole in the cockpit roof, during a crash landing after engine failure, at Peel Common, just outside the airfield boundary at HMS Daedalus at RNAS Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire. The two crew were uninjured

After removal of spares, it became a major component in a composite ground training air frame (along with parts from XN297 and XL880) and was allocated as A2643 to the Apprentice Training School at RNAY Fleetlands on 18 September 1975

Reallocated in July 1984 to Lee-on-Solent for BDRT (Battle Damage Repair Training). To HMS Royal Arthur, Corsham, Wiltshire 7 July 1987 for further ground instructional use, and finally sold for scrap in 1988; the remains were reported to be in a scrapyard in the Birmingham area in January 1989.

Sources:
1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1975.htm
2. http://daveg4otu.tripod.com/hancrash.html
3. http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1103603/
4. http://www.helis.com/database/cn/26840/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jan-2013 11:33 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Jun-2013 14:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
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