Westland Wessex HAS.31

This model is a version of Wessex

c/n wa200

Year 1962

Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.31 Serial wa200 Register N7-200 used by Fleet Air Arm (RAN) (Royal Australian Navy). Built 1962. Aircraft history and location


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australia N7-200
Fleet Air Arm (RAN)
Built at Yeovil, f/f 9 Aug 62, d/d RAN 4 Sep 62. Initially wore code 880, later coded 810. Served with 816 Sq/810 during 1984. Boost Pump Failure 25 Mar 84 and returned to Nowra for rectification. Embarked on HMAS Tobruk in 1985. Wfu 31 Dec 89, converted to components for spares. Airframe located at Nowra in open store Jan 97. Disappeared by 2002.
australia N7-200
Fleet Air Arm (RAN)
Westland Wessex HAS.31, c/n WA200, f/f 09/08/62
del RAN as Wessex HAS.31, N7-200, 880, 04Sep62
modified into Mk.31A, unk
xfer 11/3/1963 with 725 Sqn
While returning from a Fly Past practise in Canberra, the Commanding Officer of 725Sqdn and crew rescued the pilot of RAAF Sabre A94-931, Group Captain Mather D.F.C who had ejected from his Sabre after the engine failed near Lake Bathurst, the First Wessex rescue for 725Sqdn. Used to pick up Engine of Skyhawk N13-155051 on 150 Foot strap 1979
Served with 816 Sqn (25/03/84)
Boost Pump Failure while being flown by SubLt Croft, 25/03/84 returned to Nowra. Was aboard HMAS Tobruk in 1985. The embarkation was in support of the South East Asian Leaders Conference in Tuvalu. Withdrawn 31/12/89. Bomb dump at RANAS Nowra 1997, destroyed Nowra fireground 1998.
australia N7-200
Fleet Air Arm (RAN)
jan75 Cyclone Tracy relief operations
AU Darwin Intl Darwin area took part in relief operations as HS-817/810, from HMAS Melbourne.

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