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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152555
Last updated: 14 February 2020
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Date:25-FEB-1959
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:845 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XK945
C/n / msn: WA/172
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranea Sea, off Malta -   Malta
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Centaur, off Malta
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First flown 27 Sep 57; delivered to the Royal Navy 7 Oct 57, and issued to 845 NAS.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 25 Feb 59: ditched into the Mediterranean Sea off Malta, and sank, while operating off HMS Centaur, after the engine failed while in a 36 ft hover. The three crew were rescued by another Whirlwind HAS.7, XK942

Sources:

http://www.aviationinmalta.com/MilitaryAviation/AccidentsMilitary/19501959/tabid/651/language/en-US/Default.aspx
www.ukserials.com/losses-1959.htm
https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26631/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jan-2013 09:28 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Jan-2013 15:14 Nepa Updated [Operator]
04-Mar-2015 23:41 angels one five Updated [Operator]
14-Nov-2018 16:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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