Westland Sea King HAS.1

C/N wa 655

Built 1970 - Written off 1974

Helicopter Westland Sea King HAS.1 Serial wa 655 Register XV667 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1970. Aircraft history and location

Aircraft History


united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

f/f 14/07/1970, d/d 06/08/1970, w/o 12/12/1974
f/f 14 Jul 1970, d/d 6 Aug 1970 as HAS.1, 826Sq/145-E by 1971, ditched in Bay of Biscay on 12 Dec 1974 in heavy sea while with 826Sq/145-TG operating from HMS Tiger.
w/o 12dic74

“ This Helicopter XV667 of 826 Sqn HMS Tiger on the 12 December 1974 diched in the the Bay of Biscay, Due to losing 5ft off the rotor blade tip, I the aircraft mech got the blame saying id did not do the pre flight correctly ??? i did the prefight with the pilot checked the main spars on the Brim indicator everything was correct brims were ok , and the the main rotor blade tip came loose five Ft from the main rotor wear thier is no main spar, it must have been damaged in the hanger whilst being parked , I got the blame which was not my fault the indicator were correct on all blade main spares . It was so worrying and every one against me when we got back uk i took a overdose but a friend on board got me to the hospital saved my life Sure i got kicked out the Fleet Air Arm Not up to standard My Father was in the fleet Air Arm on the Ark Roya C A A WHEN THEY SANK THE BISMARK I bumped into a pilot in London by the palace got talking i did not believe he new my father, well i am left with this stigma of loosing a helicopter my job and pride my pension i was in for the full quote off duty. that it chaps From Christopher Doidge {N AM ) JUST LOOK FOR HELICOPTERS LOSS FROM HMS TIGER IN THE BAY ITS THIER AND PICTURES BEST OFF LUCK CHRISTOPHER DOIDGE - Newport Gwent ”

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