Westland Wessex HAS.31

This model is a version of Wessex

c/n wa201

Year 1962 to 1970

Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.31 Serial wa201 Register N7-201 used by Fleet Air Arm (RAN) (Royal Australian Navy). Built 1962. Aircraft history and location


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australia N7-201
Fleet Air Arm (RAN)
Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA201, f/f:14/08/62
del RAN as N7-201, 881, 09May62
ditched 23/11/70 after engine failure during night flying dunking sortie, Shoalhaven Bight
recoded 811, unk
With 725 Sqdn LEUT(P) J.Wilkie RAN, SBLT(P) R.G. Snell RAN, LT(O) C.R. Linsell RN, Aircrewman LSUC J.P. McCraken
Only one of two inflation bags operated and aircraft turned upside down in the water
Whilst being towed into Jervis Bay the aircraft sank, crew rescued by Wessex 820.

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