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  • 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 RAF. Built 1971. Aircraft history and location






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    XW218

    united kingdom Royal Air Force

    24Nov71

    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.
    1976AEGFI Repair , first Puma to be repaired by Westland plant at Oldmixon, returned to RAF in Aug
    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 18 Squadron
    1995 18Sqn /BW
    2007 33Sqn. 18 Squadron
    2007-04-15 Accident w/o asg 1563 Flt then CAT5 accident in Iraq
    It landed too close to the section leader (XW211) and the main blades intertwined Operation Telic
    2008-03-05BEGOS Stored to Shawbury store 5 Mar 2008
    wreck still present at Shawbury May 2009, still Dec 2015



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