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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89174
Last updated: 7 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic WESX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Wessex HC2 (S-58T)
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: XT667
C/n / msn: WA/535
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:South China Sea off Hong Kong -   Hong Kong
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Sek Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong
Destination airport:
During transit from Sek Kong to reported Chinese fishing vessel which had declared a Mayday both engines flamed out due to massive ingress of fresh and sea water. This was during a Typhoon and the wind had whipped up the waves plus torrential rain proved too much for the Gnome engines. Aircraft was successfully ditched and the flotation gear worked as designed and there was very little water in the cabin enabling the two crewman to step into the sea carrying the multi seat liferaft. It inflated upside down and they were joined by the aircraft captain in hanging onto the dinghy. The co-pilot escaped from the port seat and inflated his single-seat liferaft. All crew were subsequently rescued by other 28 Squadron Wessex. No injuries.


Revision history:

19-Jan-2011 02:58 TB Added
19-Jan-2011 03:00 TB Updated [Operator]
19-Jan-2011 03:16 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
01-Dec-2011 10:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Mar-2012 02:27 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Oct-2012 02:17 TB Updated [Registration, Source]
28-Dec-2017 19:21 Anon. Updated [Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]

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