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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156867
Last updated: 10 May 2020
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Date:02-JAN-1977
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Sioux AH.1
Owner/operator:3 Flt AAC
Registration: XT241
C/n / msn: WA400
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Portglenone, County Antrim, Northern Ireland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Aldergrove, Northern Ireland (EGAA)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The pilot noticed the shadow of overhead wires while flying over the River Bann at Portglenone, County Antrim, Northern Ireland on 2/1/1977. He initiated a climb and struck the wires causing the aircraft to spin nose first into the river. One of the two occupants - Sergeant MICHAEL PATRICK UNSWORTH - was killed

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1977.htm
2. http://www.nivetsannex.com/ROH/certs/M1160.pdf
3. https://www.palacebarracksmemorialgarden.co.uk/roll-of-honour/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jun-2013 02:54 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Nov-2019 15:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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