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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156606
Last updated: 1 July 2020
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Date:11-MAY-1972
Time:night
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:28 Squadron Royal Air Force (28 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XP340
C/n / msn: WA356
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAF Kai Tak -   Hong Kong
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kai Tak, Hong Kong
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Three Whirlwind HAR.10s (XP340, XP363 and XR455) were blown over during strong winds during the night whilst parked out on the airifield at RAF Kai Tak, Hong Kong. There had been no room in the hangar for them as the unit was converting to the Wessex at the time.

XP340 was allocated to Manston dump, XP363 to 8228M and XR455 to 8219M both with 1 SoTT at Halton

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1972.htm
2. http://www.helis.com/database/cn/26897/
3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rinkratz/3652180434/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jun-2013 20:39 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Nov-2018 15:58 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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