Westland Wessex HAS.31

C/N wa219

Built 1963

Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.31 Serial wa219 Register N7-219 used by Fleet Air Arm (RAN) RAN (Royal Australian Navy). Built 1963. Aircraft history and location

Aircraft History


australia Fleet Air Arm (RAN)

1963-09-05Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA219, f/f:24/04/63
del RAN as N7-219, 829, 05Sep63
Ditched whilst with 817 Sqdn off Singapore, 16/06/70
LEUT(P) P. Bainbridge, LEUT(P) Lawson, SBLT(O) Wong and LACM Smith were picked up by Wasp helicopter from HMAS Euraylus. Aircraft written off, reduced to components, unk
xfer RAAF Richmond fire ground after being recovered. Main fuselage now at Dubbo Military Museum as of 09Jul03.


2003-07 A Dubbo Exhibit at Dubbo Military Museum, until collection auctioned off in Nov 2006.

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