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Westland Lynx HAS2


This model is a version of Lynx

c/n 101


Year 1979 to 2002






Helicopter Westland Lynx HAS2 Serial 101 Register XZ256 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1979. Aircraft history





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ID
united kingdom XZ256
Fleet Air Arm
UK RNAS Yeovilton ( 15-apr-79 )
RN Type: HAS.2 noted 15Apr79 with NASU at HMS Heron RNAS Yeovilton uncoded.
united kingdom XZ256
Fleet Air Arm
702 Sq Argonaut Flt / 466-AT by Jun 1979 until c Jan 1982
815 Sq Newcastle Flt / 345 by Jun 1982 until c Sep 1982 when damaged S of Ascension Island.
united kingdom XZ256
Fleet Air Arm
RN
May83 as 815Sqn /450 at RNAS Yeovilton
united kingdom XZ256
Fleet Air Arm
815 Sq Battleaxe Flt / 403-BX by jul 1983 to c Aug 1985
united kingdom XZ256
Fleet Air Arm
829 Sq Cumberland Flt/350-CL by May 1989, until c Dec 1991
united kingdom XZ256
Fleet Air Arm
1995 HAS.8 type as 815Sqn /671
united kingdom XZ256
Fleet Air Arm
US Cape Virginia Range Accident ( 12-jun-02 )
815Sq/474-RM by Oct 2001. Operating from HMS Richmond, ditched and sank after double engine failure on 12 Jun 2002. Wreck recovered from deep water and sent to RNAS Yeovilton.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 2004
united kingdom XZ256
Fleet Air Arm
HMA.8 type
w/o 12jun02, 200 Miles East of Virginia


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