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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153645
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:26-MAY-1955
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hiller UH-12A (HT.1)
Owner/operator:Old Sarum SF Royal Air Force (Old Sarum SF RAF)
Registration: XB523
MSN: 552
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Old Sarum, Wiltshire (EGLS)
Destination airport:RNAS Gosport /HMS Siskin, Gosport, Hampshire
Narrative:
ex US Navy BuAer 134742. Delivered 13/8/53 to Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm under MDAP (Military Assistance Development Program). Issued to 706 NAS at RNAS Gosport Hampshire. Later issued to the Station Flight at Old Sarum

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 26/5/1955: crashed at Old Sarum, Wiltshire due to main rotor blade failure. The pilot - Lieutenant Commander Peter H MOGRIDGE - was killed.

Parts of XB523 were later salvaged and incorporated into the rebuild of Hiller HT.2 G-ASVL (c/no 641 ex-XB481)

Sources:

1. https://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1955.htm
2. https://www.helis.com/database/cn/153/
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1955.htm
4. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/hancrash.html
5. http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries15.html
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Sarum_Airfield#Post_World_War_II
7. https://prezi.com/fk5l6ppsfjiz/a-brief-history/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Mar-2013 18:17 Dr. John Smith Added
06-May-2013 14:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
27-Nov-2019 14:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
20-May-2020 22:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-May-2020 07:53 MIG29 Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
18-Aug-2020 20:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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