Incident Westland Whirlwind HAR.3 (S-55T) XG581, 20 Jan 1958
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Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR.3 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:701 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XG581
MSN: WA/76
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Frater Yard, Gosport, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RNAS Gosport, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
First flown: 25 Oct 55. Delivered to the Royal Navy/FAA as XG581, 2 Nov 55. Issued to 701 NAS, Royal Navy.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) on 20 Jan 58: the pilot made an engine off landing at Frater Yard, Gosport, Hampshire after severe transmission vibration and engine over speed. The tail cone struck a tree just prior to touching down and was torn off.

To RNAY Donibristle, Fife for repairs, but these were abandoned and it was allocated to Arbroath for ground instruction as A2469. Struck off charge 16 Mar 58 and scrapped in the 1960s


Revision history:

14-Jan-2013 07:57 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Jan-2013 11:04 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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