Accident Westland Scout AH.1 XR638, Monday 3 January 1966
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Date:Monday 3 January 1966
Time:
Type:Westland Scout AH.1
Owner/operator:21 Flt AAC
Registration: XR638
MSN: F9538
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Marlborough, Wiltshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:RNAY Wroughton, Wiltshire
Destination airport:AAC Middle Wallop
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Encountered engine problems while on a delivery flight from Wroughton to Middle Wallop. It lost height and crashed tail first at Marlborough, Wiltshire. It then caught fire and burnt out killing the two crew. Caused by inadvertent closure of the fuel cock in mistake for the heater control

Sources:

www.ukserials.com/losses-1966.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westland_Scout
The Marlborough Times, 7 January 1966, p.1

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Oct-2011 18:56 Dr. John Smith Added
06-May-2013 19:49 Nepa Updated [Operator]
23-Jul-2024 22:08 Nepa Updated [Location, Operator]

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