Westland Wessex HAS.1

C/N wa255

Built 1965 - Written off 1974 - Scrapped 1978

Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa255 Register XS875 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location

Aircraft History


united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

Westland HAS.1, c/n WA255, f/f: ?
del Royal Navy as XS875, 06/01/1966
w/o 03/1974
to Brize Norton fire dump 09/1976
perished 1978.
737 Sq/527-PO by Feb 1966
829 Sq Hampshire Flt/402-HA by Mar 1968 still Jun 1968
Culdrose store Jan 1970
706 Sq/573 by Jul 1970
771 Sq by Mar 1971
Ark Royal SAR Flt / 047-R by May 1973
1974-09-04047-R A Lyme Bay (central) Accident While assigned as Ark Royal SAR Flt /047-R crashed on deck during landing after engine failure, off Lyme Bay
1974-09-07 Accident w/o 07sep74 off north Scotland on taking-off from HMS Ark Royal (R09)
1974-12 B EGVF Spares recovery RNAY Fleetlands Dec 1974 for spares recovery
to Brize Norton by Oct 1976 scr. 1978.

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