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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64769
Last updated: 3 August 2020
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Date:12-MAR-1985
Time:
Type:Westland Scout AH.1
Owner/operator:660 Sqn AAC
Registration: XP906
C/n / msn: F9507
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Crest Hill, Sheung Shui, -   Hong Kong
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Crest Hill, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong
Destination airport:
Narrative:
While serving with 660 Squadron, in Hong Kong, the aircraft rolled over on take off from Crest Hill, Sheung Shui, after loss of main rotor rpm, killing Maj Richard Balkwill, Royal Artillery, and injuring three others. The airframe was subsequently disposed of on the Sek Kong fire dump.

Sources:

www.Scramble.nl
The Times, 13 March 1985
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westland_Scout
https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/335353-westland-scout-remains-hong-kong-film-studio.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Nov-2011 23:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2012 11:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]

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