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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64761
Last updated: 12 November 2021
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Date:02-FEB-1966
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Sioux AH.1
Owner/operator:British Army Air Corps (AAC)
Registration: XT187
MSN: WA346
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Houghton, near Stockbridge, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Middle Wallop, Hampshire (EGVP)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Torque tube shaft broke during autorotative landing; suffered cyclic control failure while in the hover at 150 feet agl. The instructor attempted to land safely at Houghton, near Stockbridge, Hampshire, but the aircraft struck the ground hard, cartwheeled and came to rest on its side. The two crew escaped safely, but the Sioux was written off.

Sources:

http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1966.htm
daveg4otu.tripod.com/hancrash.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Oct-2011 19:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
11-Jan-2013 06:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2014 10:04 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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