Westland Wessex HAS.1

C/N wa263

Built 1966 - Written off 1967

Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa263 Register XS883 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1966. Aircraft history and location

Aircraft History


united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

Westland HAS.1, c/n WA263, f/f: ?
del Royal Navy as XS883, 28/03/1966
w/o 23/01/1967.
1967-01-23 A West Mediterranean Accident en route Malta from Gibraltar aboard HMS Hermes, 892Sq Sea Vixen ditched immediately following launch by catapult. Planeguard Wessex HAS.1 of Hermes SAR Flt/346-H on scene, was struck by part of the ship on 23 Jan 1967 and lost.

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