Westland Wessex HU.5

C/N wa556

Built 1967 - Written off 1969 - Scrapped 1989

Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa556 Register XT774 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1967. Aircraft history and location

Aircraft History


united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

1967-09-19Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA556, f/f:?
del Royal Navy as XT774, 19sep67
w/o 17may69
scr. Siddal 1989.
A&AEE Boscombe Down by Oct 1967, 845Sq/F by Dec 1968 845 NAS
1969-05-17 I was crewman onboard Wessex HU Mk5 XT774: 845Sqn, whilst landing underslung trailer on deck Of HMS Bulwark R08 off Cyprus. Lost power, heavy landing, entered ground resonance, port undercarriage collapsed, a/c rolled onto port side, A/B AB Hughes killed by debris and A/B W Willis injured, Bulwark off Cyprus, Cat HY 17may69 (S/L DP Dixon and PO VS Warrington).
A RM Condor Accident wreck subsequently to Lee-on-Solent, to Arbroath (HMS Condor) as G.I. airframe Feb 1970 until early 1973.
1979 Scrapyard ex 845 NAS / F
remains in a scrapyard near Siddal, nr Halifax by 845 NAS
1989 Scrapped Scrapped, Siddal by (?)

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