Aerospatiale SA330E Puma


This model is a version of SA330 Puma



c/n 1139


Year 1971 to 2007






Helicopter Aerospatiale SA330E Puma Serial 1139 Register XW218 used by Royal Air Force. Built 1971. Aircraft history





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united kingdom XW218
Royal Air Force
RAF Puma HC1 ff 25oct71, dd 24nov71
230 Sq/DB by Sep72
tail rotor struck ground 27sep72 near Thetford while with 230 Sq
Initially assessed as beyond economic repair.
united kingdom XW218
Royal Air Force
UK Weston-super-Mare Repair ( 1976 )
1976, first Puma to be repaired by Westland plant at Oldmixon, returned to RAF in Aug 1976
united kingdom XW218
Royal Air Force
Repaired
230 Sq /DT by May 1984 still 1992
18 Sq/BW by 1993 still 1996
18 Sq/BX? by 1997
PASF (Benson) by 1998
33 Sq by Oct 1999
33 Sq by 2004
PASF, 230 Sq by Jun 2005
33 Sq by Feb 2006
united kingdom XW218
Royal Air Force
1995 18Sqn /BW
2007 33Sqn.
united kingdom XW218
Royal Air Force
Operation Telic
w/o 15apr07 asg 1563 Flt then CAT5 accident in Iraq
It landed too close to the section leader (XW211) and the main blades intertwined
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 2007
united kingdom XW218
Royal Air Force
UK RAF Shawbury Stored ( 05-mar-08 )
to Shawbury store 5 Mar 2008
wreck still present at Shawbury May 2009, still Dec 2015


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