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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161318
Last updated: 27 July 2019
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Date:24-JUL-1963
Time:
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55)
Owner/operator:847 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XM668
C/n / msn: WA/259
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Challaborough Beach, Challaborough Bay, South Hams, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Culdrose (EGDR)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XM668 ("S" of 847 Sqn FAA RN) was written off on 24/7/1963: Force landed onto the beach at Challaborough Bay, South Hams, Devon after the engine had failed 400 yards offshore. XM668 rolled onto its starboard side but the two crew escaped safely. Allocated to the fire dump at Culdrose

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1963.htm
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/26722/
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Challaborough


Revision history:

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08-Oct-2013 23:11 Dr. John Smith Added

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