Westland Wessex HAS.31


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa218


Year 1963 to 1989






Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.31 Serial wa218 Register N7-218 used by Fleet Air Arm (RAN) (Royal Australian Navy). Built 1963. Aircraft history





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australia N7-218
Fleet Air Arm (RAN)
Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA218, f/f:09/04/63
del RAN as N7-218, 828, 27Apr63
LEUT Reyne (P) RAN, aircraft made a forced landing, 4 miles West of Moruya, NSW after a loud bang was heard and vibration felt, 1986.
Aircraft returned to NAS Nowra underslung on RAAF Chinook, unk.
Ditched 180 Nautical miles NW of Surabaja from HMAS Stalwart in South China Sea, 30/10/89. LEUT(P) Lister, RAN and crew recovered by HMAS Stalwart.
Noted at Bomb Dump, Nowra, 1997. Destroyed at RANAS Nowra fireground, unk.



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