Incident Westland Whirlwind HAR3 (S-55) XJ400, 06 Nov 1956
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145818
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Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR3 (S-55)
Owner/operator:845 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XJ400
MSN: WA/64
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea off Port Said -   Egypt
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:HMS Eagle, off Egyptian Coast
Destination airport:HMS Theseus, off Egyptian coast
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
C/no. WA/64, XJ400, Westland Whirlwind HAR3, Issued serial XD770 but not taken up, first flown 10/08/1955, delivered 31/08/1955 to Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, re-serialled XJ400. Issued to 845 Squadron as 'Z'

During Anglo-French operations ("Operation Musketeer") as part of the "Suez Crisis", and while flying from HMS Eagle to HMS Theseus, XJ400 ditched into the Mediterranean Sea off Port Said, Egypt after running out of fuel. The pilot and two French officers were rescued


Revision history:

24-May-2012 16:13 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Aug-2012 07:42 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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