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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64784
Last updated: 11 November 2021
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Date:21-JUL-1966
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta-Bell AH.1 Sioux
Owner/operator:British Army Air Corps (AAC)
Registration: XT133
MSN: 1544
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Andover, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Middle Wallop, Hampshire (EGVP)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond economical repair) 21/7/1966: Suffered tail rotor drive failure while flying at 50 feet near Andover, Hampshire. XT133 spiralled into the ground, bounced and struck the ground heavily. The two crew escaped safely. Struck off charge as Cat.5(G/I). Allocated to Ground Instructional usage as 7923M: rebuilt to static ground instructional standards, using parts from XT136 which had crashed on 11/07/1966 (which see)

Was on display at the Royal Engineers' Museum, Gillingham, Kent, but withdrawn from display and put in storage in May 2003. Last reported to have been exported to France by Sept 2006

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1966.htm
2. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?114150-Westland-Souix-XT133
3. http://www.militaryaircraftmarkings.co.uk/MAMupdate19-2006.pdf
4. http://www.wolverhamptonaviationgroup.co.uk/images/siouxxt133.jpg


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Oct-2011 16:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2011 18:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
06-May-2013 20:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
10-Sep-2013 06:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
22-Mar-2014 21:19 Eagle one Updated [Aircraft type]
23-Feb-2016 21:08 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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