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    Year 1955 accidents

    List of helicopter accidents

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    Bell 61 1
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    Westland Whirlwind 5

    YearVersionC/N
    1955 61 15 US 129165 : crashed 7 Apr 1955 near Forth Worth
    1955 dragonfly wa/h/116 FR 116 : Dragonfly 1A f/f 27 May 1952, d/d 23 Jun 1952. ex G-17-9. Returned from service in Indo-China. Destroyed 3 Jan 1955, following roll-over on take off from Rochefort.
    1955 hc.2 wa/h/018 UK VZ960 : w/o 3 Nov 1955 after main rotor struck tail boom following forced landing near Kuala Lumpur, while with 194 Sq.
    1955 hr.1 wa/h/022 UK VZ963 : Crashed Ichenor Sailing Club 25 May 1955; soc 10 Jun 1955.
    1955 HO4S-3 55-500 UK WV225 : MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAS.22 WV225, Ex BuAer 133753, f/f Jun53, d/d 26Sep53; w/o 23Sep55, s.o.c 07Oct55.
    1955 HO5S-1 52-050 US 128620 : w/o 18apr55
    1955 HRS-1 55-025 FR 127791 : xfer MAP to French Air Force as 127791 for Indochina, dates unk; w/o (Accident), 03Jun55.
    1955 HRS-1 55-049 US 127813 : w/o 23may55 USS Mindoro (CVE-120)
    1955 HRS-2 55-280 UK WV189 : MAP to UK/Royal Navy as Whirlwind HAR.21, WV189, Ex BuAer 130182, d/d 20Nov52; w/o 03Aug55, s.o.c 26Oct55.
    1955 HRS-2 55-311 US 130198 : w/o 4nov55
    1955 HRS-3 55-375 FR 130233 : xfer MAP to French Air Force as 130233, 03Jun54 for Indochina use; w/o (Accident), 01Oct55. 
    1955 hss-1 58-149 US 138470 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-149, ff?; del US Navy as HSS-1 138470, 06Dec55; w/o O&R BuWeps FR, Pensacola, FL, 16Dec55.; [This is shortest operational lifespan of a S-58/H-34/HSS-1 on record, 10 days!]
    1955 uh-25a 6 US 124593 : w/o 04mar55
    1955 uh-25b 123 US 128569 : w/o 19jan55
    1955 uh-25b 145 US 128591 : w/o 16feb55
    1955 uh-25b 211 US 130034 : w/o 02mar55


    1955 uh-25b 219 US 130042 : w/o 28apr55
    1955 uh-25b 222 US 130045 : w/o 22jun55
    1955 uh-25b 223 US 130046 : w/o 10jun55
    1955 uh-25b 228 US 130051 : w/o 18feb55
    1955 Sycamore 3 13067 UK XD197 : w/o 17 Nov 1955 after it rolled over, following autorotation practice landing at Thornaby, while with 275 Sq.
    1955 Sycamore 4 13196 UK XE315 : w/o Crashed into river and sank after tail rotor fault during landing, at Kuala Krau while with 194 Sq.
    1955 Sycamore 4 13197 UK XE316 : w/o 30 Jan 1955, Overturned by wind, Fort Selim, Malaya, while with 194 Sq.
    1955 Sycamore 4 13220 UK XE318 : w/o 13 Sep 1955, when flipped over during take off in Malaya, while with 194 Sq.
    1955 Sycamore 4 13228 UK XF268 : w/o 8 Jul 1955 on Mt Olympus, Cyprus, while with Nicosia SAR Flt.
    1955 Sycamore 4 13246 UK XG501 : HR.14 dd 9 Mar 1955. While operating with 275 Sq from RAF Leuchars, ditched and sank after rotors struck the Tower when delivering packages to Keepers at the NLB Bell Rock Lighthouse, 15 Dec 1955
    1955 uh-12b 552 UK XB523 : ex USN 134742. d/d 13 Aug 1953 to RN. w/o 26 May 1955. Some parts to c/n 541 (N3877A).
    1955 uh-12b 553 UK XB524 : ex USN 134743. d/d 13 Aug 1953 to RN. w/o 25 Feb 1955.
    1955 har.1 wa 2 UK XA863 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.1, WA2, f/f 28Nov53; del Fleet Air Arm as XA863, 27Mar54; w/o 05Jul55.
    1955 har.2 wa 52 UK XJ436 : HAR.2 Ditched c 7nm S of Selsey Bill 30 Aug 1955 during SAR demonstration with RAF Rescue Launch 2749, while with 22 Sq at RAF Thorney Island.
    1955 har.4 wa 34 UK XJ408 : ff: 27Oct54; del Royal Air Force as Whirlwind HAR.4, XJ407, 12Nov54, w/o , scr. Changi, Rep of Singapore, unk.
    1955 srs.1 WA 12 FR 8 000 017 : del ALAT as 8 000 017, unk; xfer GH No1, Jul54[?]-27Apr55; Crashed and burned after hit power line during low level flight, Lt Millot, G/M Jean Morin KIA, ??? TTH, 27Apr55.
    1955 srs.1 wa 18 UK G-ANJS : Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA18, ff: 1953; reg Westland Helicopters Ltd as G-ANJS, 16Dec53; del South Georgia Company as G-ANJS, 16Jul54; w/o 09Dec55.
        33 C/N found.


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