Westland Sea King HAS.6


This model is a version of Sea King



c/n wa1004


Year 1990 to 1999






Helicopter Westland Sea King HAS.6 Serial wa1004 Register ZG875 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1990. Aircraft history



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ID
united kingdom ZG875
Fleet Air Arm
RN HAS.6 f/f 27jun90, d/d 24aug90
stored Gosport, Hampshire
united kingdom ZG875
Fleet Air Arm
810Sqn /L-013 w/o 12jun99

notes Written off in 1999 on SNS Reina Sofia during a NATO Exercise. The helicopter was tethered to deck for a hot refuel with the autoheading still engaged. The ship changed course causing helicopter to spin round and fall over, writing off the airframe. PIC was Lt. JR Mitchell. After circa 15 years at Gosport the airframe was scrapped - the cockpit section was saved and is in private hands in Lancashire, currently undergoing restoration.




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