Accident Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T) XK945, Wednesday 25 February 1959
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Date:Wednesday 25 February 1959
Type:Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (S-55T)
Owner/operator:845 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: XK945
MSN: WA/172
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Mediterranea Sea, off Malta -   Malta
Phase: En route
Departure airport:HMS Centaur, off Malta
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
First flown 27 Sep 57; delivered to the Royal Navy 7 Oct 57, and issued to 845 NAS.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 25 Feb 59: ditched into the Mediterranean Sea off Malta, and sank, while operating off HMS Centaur, after the engine failed while in a 36 ft hover. The three crew were rescued by another Whirlwind HAS.7, XK942


Revision history:

16-Jan-2013 09:28 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Jan-2013 15:14 Nepa Updated [Operator]
04-Mar-2015 23:41 angels one five Updated [Operator]
14-Nov-2018 16:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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