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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161514
Last updated: 8 November 2019
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Date:05-MAY-1962
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55)
Owner/operator:824 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XN379
C/n / msn: WA/309
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea, near HMS Centaur, off Malta -   Malta
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Centaur, off Malta
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XN379 ("C-336" of 824 Sqn FAA RN) was written off 5/5/1962 when it ditched and sank in the Mediterranean Sea, off Malta, while operating off HMS Centaur. It had suffered loss of power due to suspected fuel pump failure. The three crew were rescued and the aircraft was not recovered

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1962.htm
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26759/
3. XN336 on 17 March 1962: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1217128/_
4. http://www.focalplanes.co.uk/photo-galleries/more-pics-1/
5. http://www.aviationinmalta.com/MilitaryAviation/AccidentsMilitary/19601969/tabid/652/language/en-US/Default.aspx


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Oct-2013 18:13 Dr. John Smith Added

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