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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71053
Last updated: 18 September 2019
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Time:c. 19:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic S61 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Sea King HC4
Owner/operator:Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm
Registration: ZA294
C/n / msn: WA908
Fatalities:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 31
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:200 mi ENE of Port Standley -   Falkland Islands
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:HMS Hermes
Destination airport:HMS Intrepid
Crashed in the South Atlantic after large bird (Albatross) hit the main rotor while transporting troops between two ships.


David Gero


Photo of ZA294 courtesy

Yeovilton (EGDY / YEO)
1 August 1980; (c) Jerry Hughes

Revision history:

05-Jan-2010 10:36 TB Added
17-Jan-2010 11:12 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Mar-2010 13:02 TB Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
05-Sep-2011 05:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-Jan-2012 11:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
17-Jan-2013 14:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
09-Apr-2013 12:36 ryan Updated [Source]
22-Jun-2013 14:34 TB Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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