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Westland Whirlwind Accidents


YearVersionC/N
1960 har.2 wa 99 Royal Air Force XJ728 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.2, c/n WA99, ff: 18Jan56; del Royal Air Force as XJ728, 01Feb56; w/o 20Jan60.
1960 har.4 wa107 Royal Air Force XJ761 : Westland Whirlwind HAR.2, c/n WA107, ff: 28Jan56; del Royal Air Force as XJ761, 08Mar56; w/o 27Jul60.
Royal Air Force XJ761 : w/o 27 Jul 1960, engine lost power, ditched and sank off Great Yarmouth, while with 228 Sq.
1960 has7 wa156 Fleet Air Arm XK909 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA155, ff: 03Jun57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XK909, 04Jul57; w/o 27Jul60.
Fleet Air Arm XK909 : 820 Sq /320 /Z Feb 1958; AHU Eglinton for 824 Sq May 1958
1960 has7 wa157 Fleet Air Arm XK910 : RN Whirlwind HAS.7 f/f 13Jun57 d/d 04Jul57
Fleet Air Arm XK910 : 845Sq /A by Sep 1957 to Jan 1958; 820Sq /321 /W by Jan 1958 to May 1958; 701 Sq May 1958; Hal Far store by Aug 1958; 824 Sq /331 by May 1960; w/o 11Aug60 off Malta while operating from HMS Ark Royal.
Fleet Air Arm XK910 : w/o 11aug60 ditching. Pilot Lt Cdr Creasy, Observer Lt Cdr Frank Steel (CO 824 Sqn).
1960 has7 wa165 Fleet Air Arm XK938 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA165, ff: 14Aug57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XK938, 22Aug57; w/o 18May60.
Fleet Air Arm XK938 : HAS.7 824Sq/337-V and /T Apr 1958 until Apr 1959; Culdrose store May 1959.
Fleet Air Arm XK938 : HAS.7 824Sqn/335 Jan 1960 until ditched and sank off Malta on 18 May 1960, while operating from HMS Ark Royal.
1960 has7 wa169 Fleet Air Arm XK942 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA169, ff: 20Sep57; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XK942, 07Oct57; w/o 01Jul60.
1960 has7 wa211 Fleet Air Arm XL849 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA211, ff: 07Mar58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL849, 01Apr58; w/o 14Feb60.
Fleet Air Arm XL849 : HAS.7 824Sqn/330-V and /J Apr 1958 until Apr 1959; Culdrose store May 1959
Fleet Air Arm XL849 : HAS.7 824Sqn/333 Dec 1959 until ditched and sank off The Lizard on 15 Feb 1960.
Fleet Air Arm XL849 : w/o 15feb60, I was the A/S air crewman when it ditched at 09:25 35 miles SW of Lands End. G Hewitt
1960 has7 wa212 Fleet Air Arm XL850 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA212, ff: 21Mar58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL850, 08Sep58; w/o 09Feb60.
Fleet Air Arm XL850 : RNAY Fleetlands as part of HAS.7 engine modification programme by Nov 1958, 815Sq/302 Sep 1959 until ditched off HMS Albion in the Mediterranean 9 Feb 1960


1960 has7 wa213 Fleet Air Arm XL851 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA213, ff: 21Mar58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL851, 10Apr58; w/o 06Apr60.
Fleet Air Arm XL851 : HAS.7 824Sqn/335-V and /A Apr 1958 until Apr 1959.
Fleet Air Arm XL851 : HAS.7 824Sqn/331-V Nov 1959. Ditched and sank while operating from HMS Ark Royal off Malta on 6 Apr 1960.
Fleet Air Arm XL851 : a/c was operating from HMS Ark Royal, 824Sqn. I have approx 30 hrs in this helicopter never on Victorious although the ditching did take as indicated
1960 has7 wa236 Fleet Air Arm XL897 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA236, ff: 25Sep58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL897, 06Oct58; w/o 10Apr60.
Fleet Air Arm XL897 : 815Sq/302-A (replacing XL850) Mar 1960 until ditched and sank while operating from HMS Albion on 10 Apr 1960
1960 has7 wa252 Fleet Air Arm XM661 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA252, ff: 26Nov58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XM661, 09Dec58; w/o 04Feb60.
Fleet Air Arm XM661 : 700(H)Sq May 1959, 737 Sq/774-PO by Oct 1959 ditched and sank off Portland 4 Feb 1960
1960 has7 wa255 Fleet Air Arm XM664 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA255, ff: 30Dec58; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XM664, 07Jan59; w/o 20Jan60.
Fleet Air Arm XM664 : Fleetlands store by Jan 1959, 700(H)Sq May 1959, 737 Sq/776-PO by Oct 1959 ditched and w/o, off Portland Bill 20 Jan 1960
1960 has7 wa287 Fleet Air Arm XN307 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA287, ff: 16Jan60; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XN307, 21Jan60; w/o 28Nov60; wfu as A2501, unk; scr 1969.
Fleet Air Arm XN307 : 814Sq / 286-H by Apr 1960, ditched Gibraltar (harbour) 28 Nov 1960, wreck recovered to UK
Fleet Air Arm XN307 : to Lee (A2501) by Feb 1961
Fleet Air Arm XN307 : to HMS Ganges by Jul 1966, still there Dec 1968; scr. there by 1969 ?
1960 has7 wa293 Fleet Air Arm XN313 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA293, ff: 23Feb60; del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XN313, 04Mar60; w/o 07Oct60.
Fleet Air Arm XN313 : 814Sq/282-H by Apr 1960, w/o Lough Foyle while operating from HMS Hermes 7 Oct 1960
1960 srs2 wa119 Sud-Est WAC83 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.2 c/n WA119, ff:?; del SNCASE as Whirlwind HAS.7, WAC83, c/n F2, 31Oct55.
Armée de l'Air WAC83 : xfer AdlA, WAC83, 12Jan56.
Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 8 000 121 : xfer ALAT as 8 000 121, 03Mar56; Asgd GH N02 as AVJ, 03Mar56; xfer EA.ALAT as BAO, unk; w/o 26May60.
1960 srs2 wa189 Sud-Est WAD166 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.2 c/n WA189, ff:?; del SNCASE as Whirlwind HAR.2, WAD166, c/n F36, 06Feb57.
Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre 8 000 202 : del ALAT as 8 000 202, 06Feb57; asgd GH No1, 06Feb57; xfer GH No2, unk; suffered accident, unk; wfu: ??? TTH, 22Feb60.
    16 C/N found.


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