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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 150272
Last updated: 28 November 2020
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Date:17-MAY-1969
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic WESX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Wessex HU5 (S-58T)
Owner/operator:Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm
Registration: XT774
C/n / msn: WA/556
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Dhekelia -   Cyprus
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Bulwark (R08)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Lost power whilst landing underslung trailer on deck of HMS Bulwark (R08) in the Mediterranean Sea off Cyprus. The helicopter landed heavily and entered ground resonance. The port undercarriage collapsed and helicopter rolled onto its port side. Flight Deck crew A/B A.B. Hughes killed by debris and A/B W Willis injured. Helicopter crew S/L D.P Dixon and PO V.S. Warrington safe.

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1969.htm
2. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1324453/
3. http://www.aviastar.org/helicopters_eng/west_wessex.php


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Oct-2012 08:06 TB Added
20-Oct-2012 08:22 TB Updated [Operator]
14-Jul-2013 04:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Jul-2013 13:15 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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