Incident Westland Whirlwind HAS.22 (S-55) WV201, 14 Jun 1954
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Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.22 (S-55)
Owner/operator:845 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WV201
MSN: 55-457
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediteranean Sea, off Hal Far -   Malta
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Hal Far, Malta
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-457, first flown: May 1953, accepted by the BuAerRep (BAR) at the Sikorsky factory at East Hartford, CT, on 30 June 1953. Delivered to the US Navy as HO4S-3, BuAer 133741, 7 July 1953.

Supplied under MAP (Military Assistance Program) to UK/Royal Navy as WV201, delivered 26 September 1953.

Written off 14 June 1954: Ditched off Hal-Far, Malta. Engine stopped after pilot changed fuel tanks.
Not repaired, Struck off Charge 12 July 1954.



Revision history:

07-Oct-2013 22:51 Dr. John Smith Added
07-Oct-2013 22:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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