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  • Westland Wasp

    c/n f.9587

    Year 1964 to 1992

    Helicopter Westland Wasp Serial f.9587 Register NZ3904 XT417 used by Royal New Zealand Navy ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1964. Aircraft history and location


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    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm


    dd 3 Dec 1964
    829 Sq Naiad Flt/470-NA Feb 1965 until Sep 1965
    Westland Hayes by Dec 1965
    Westland Yeovil by Nov 1969
    A&AEE Nov 1969 still May 1970
    SBAC 1970 Air Show exhibit
    Nord AS12 ASM trials a/c by Sep 1970
    Westland Weston-super-Mare before Sep 1973
    Westland Yeovil by Sep 1973
    left RNAY Wroughton by road 2 May 1974
    loaned RNZN as NZ3904, returned to RNAY Wroughton 31 Jul 1975 still May 1977, loaned again to RNZN as NZ3904 and departed in C-130H NZ7004 on 7 Oct 1977, sold to RNZN Sep 1979.


    new zealand Royal New Zealand Navy


    1992-11-20ANZLT Accident ex UK XT417. On loan to RNZN May 1974 to Aug 1975 as replacement for the wrecked NZ3903 . Returned to RN. Loaned again Oct 1977 - Feb 1979, bought by RNZN Sep 1979. Destroyed by fire 20 Nov 1992 at Taupo when a tarpaulin boat cover was sucked up into the rotors during a hover taxi manoeuvre. NZ TAIC Aircraft Accident Report No.92-019.

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