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  • Westland Wessex HU.5

    This model is a version of Wessex

    c/n wa556

    Year 1967 to 1969 Scr 1989

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


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    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
    1969-05-17I 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).
    ARM 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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