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 and location







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XW218

united kingdom 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.
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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