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Aerospatiale Alouette II 3
Aerospatiale Alouette III 2
Aerospatiale Gazelle 2
Aerospatiale SA330 Puma 3
Agusta AB205 2
Agusta AB212 1
Bell 204 4
Bell 205 1
Bell 206 2
Bell 209 AH-1 Cobra 3
Bell 212 9
Boeing-Vertol 107M H-46 Sea Knight 6
Fuji UH-1H 1
Hughes 369 / 500 / H-6 4
Kawasaki Heavy Industries 369HS 1
Sikorsky S-55 H-19 1
Sikorsky S-58 H-34 1
Sikorsky S-61 H-3 7
Sikorsky S-62 HH-52 3
Sikorsky S-64 CH-54 2
Sikorsky S-65 H-53 4
Westland Sea King 3
Westland Sioux 3
Westland Wasp 1
Westland Wessex 4
Westland Whirlwind 1


Westland Wessex Accidents


YearVersionC/N
1981 has.1 wa 31 UK XM872 : To Westland early 1966 for conv to HAS.3, completed mid 1967. 706Sq/569-CU by summer 1967, RNAY Wroughton by Feb 1973, 737 Sq/662-PO by Jan 1976, w/o 11 Mar 1981 with 737 Sq when ditched off Portland, following an engine fire.
1981 has.1 wa 69 UK XP118 : noted on a lorry in Plymouth 22 Jun 1982, heading for Predannack (?)
1981 hu.5 wa270 UK XT448 : On a flight between NAS Jacksonville and Camp Lejeune while with 845Sq /S on HMS Hermes, a section of tail rotor failed and the airframe ditched and sank.
1981 mk.60 wa199 VR-BDS : Westland Wessex Mk.60, c/n WA199, first delivered to Bristow Helicopters Ltd. in England as G-ASWI, 1964; displayed as H.84 at Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, 01Jun67; lsd Helicopter Rentals, Bermuda as VR-BDS, unk; rtnd Bristow as G-ASWI, unk; CofA canx, 1981.
    4 C/N found.


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