Westland Wessex HAS.31


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa208


Year 1962 to 1974




Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.31 Serial wa208 Register N7-208 used by Fleet Air Arm (RAN) (Royal Australian Navy). Built 1962. Aircraft history and location





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australia N7-208
Fleet Air Arm (RAN)
Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA208, f/f:28/11/62
del RAN as N7-208, 818, 20Dec62
ditched 19/11/74 off Beecroft Head NSW. Pilot Lt(P)P Davidson RAN, SBLT(P) Jackson RAN, SBLT(O) J.D. Jones RAN, and LSA Payne crew. Engine failure in hover. Ditched and only one inflation bag operated. Aircraft turned upside down and sank. Crew rescued safely by Wessex 815.



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