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  • Westland Sea King Mk.42B

    This model is a version of Sea King

    c/n wa 951

    Year 1985 to 1987

    Helicopter Westland Sea King Mk.42B Serial wa 951 Register IN514 used by Westland. Built 1985. Aircraft history and location


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    For IN514 see also:
        1987 mk42b c/n wa 978


    united kingdom Westland

    ex ZF527. Ditched in Mediterranean Sea near St. Raphael, during sonar dipping trials and w/o 23 Jul 1987, before delivery to Indian Navy as IN514.
    I saw the photos of this crash from one of the crew when at Westlands. It was in a low hover doing trials for the EH101 sonar. One of the engines failed and it ditched. The tail fuselage was bent as it hit the water first. I was told it sank as one of the flotation pontoons was punctured by a vessel alongside

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