Westland Wessex HAS.1


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa 34


Year 1961 to 1971






Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa 34 Register XM875 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1961. Aircraft history





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united kingdom XM875
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Wessex HAS.1 del Royal Navy 03aug61
w/o 20may71 ditched off Portland on Weymouth Bay, Dorset near USS Bigelow (DD-942) whilest carrying press during NATO STANAVFORLANT exercise. 3 fatalities
united kingdom XM875
Fleet Air Arm
I was on the forward AA with two lookouts on board the USS Bigelow and saw it happen. RD3 Curtis Deal


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