Westland Wessex HAS.31


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa219


Year 1963






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





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australia N7-219
Fleet Air Arm (RAN)
Westland 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.
N7-219
AU Dubbo Exhibit ( jul-03 )
at Dubbo Military Museum, until collection auctioned off in Nov 2006.


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