Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.31 Serial wa225 Register N7-225 used by Fleet Air Arm (RAN) (Royal Australian Navy). Built 1963. Aircraft history and location
Year 1963 to 1967
|Fleet Air Arm (RAN)|
|1963-02-09||Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA225, f/f:13/08/63|
del RAN as N7-225, 835, 09Feb63
Ditched 06/03/67, With 817 Squadron, Suffered an engine failure off Nowra ditched and sank. SBLT(P) A. Hill RAN, SBLT(O) R. Ray, LAUC Yellema & LAUC McClure rescued by HMAS QueenBorough. The aircraft floated about an hour when the flotation bags burst and the aircraft sank.