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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160015
Last updated: 19 October 2019
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Date:20-JAN-1960
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAR.2
Owner/operator:22 Squadron Royal Air Force (22 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XJ728
C/n / msn: WA/99
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Padstow, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Chivenor, Devon
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 20/1/1960: Rotated into the water off Padstow, Cornwall following tail rotor failure caused by the tail rotor control cable breaking. Wreckage recovered to RAF St Mawgan for crash investigation, after which XJ728 was struck off charge and scrapped,

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1960.htm
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26391/
3. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424548
4. http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=1186


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Sep-2013 18:42 Dr.John Smith Added
14-Nov-2018 06:50 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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