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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156552
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:20-JAN-1972
Time:
Type:Westland Wasp HAS.1
Owner/operator:829 NAS FAA RN
Registration: XS534
C/n / msn: F9561
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:nr HMS Scylla, N of Ascension Island, South Atlantic -   Falkland Islands
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Scylla, South Atlantic
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The engine exploded on take off from HMS Scylla. XS534 ditched into the South Atlantic Ocean alongside the ship north of Ascension Island and sank. The crew were rescued but the helicopter was not recovered

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1972.htm
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/308/
3. http://www.westlandscout.com/Pages/WaspProductionList.aspx
4. http://iwmcollections.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060029581


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jun-2013 20:06 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Jun-2013 17:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]

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