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  • Westland Wessex HU.5


    This model is a version of Wessex



    c/n wa287


    Year 1965 to 1979




    Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa287 Register XT465 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location






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    XT465

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA287, f/f:?
    del Royal Navy as XT465, 05/10/1965
    w/o 06/03/1979.
    845 Sq/B-B by Feb 1966 still Jul 1969, 845 Sq/B-A by Mar 1970, 845Sq/B-B by May 1971 845 NAS
    1971-10-31ALMML Damaged 845 Sq/B-B by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF Luqa on 31 Oct 1971. 845 NAS RAF Luqa tornado
    845 Sq/B-H by Sep 1973 until c Aug 1975, 845 Sq/X-H by Jan 1976 to c Apr 1976, 846 Sq/VR-VL by Oct 1976 until c Feb 1977, 845 Sq/X-VL by Aug 1977 to c Mar 1978, 846 Sq/VU-B by Sep 1978 845 NAS
    1979-03-06BSkarsteindalen Accident w/o 6 Mar 1979 as 846Sq/VU-B after hitting cables near Andoya, Norway. 846 NAS
    A wire in Skarsteindalen area, 4 Nautical Miles South South West of the Runway at Andoya Air station. The cable went from Skarsteindalen to a Communication site on a nearby mountain
    R.I.P Leading ACMN Lyall Bradbury RN D07514K, Lt Bernard Brunsden RN C021261L and S/Lt Herbert Clarke RN C024444C



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