Accident Westland Wessex HU5 (S-58T) XS500,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89691
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Date:Friday 15 January 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic WESX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Westland Wessex HU5 (S-58T)
Owner/operator:Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm
Registration: XS500
MSN: WA/174
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:off Loe Bar Beach, Porthleven, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:HMS Bulwark, off Cornwall
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Hit the water of Mounts Bay while low flying in bad visibility.


Revision history:

29-Jan-2011 12:09 ThW Added
06-Mar-2011 10:51 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative, Plane category, ]
06-Mar-2011 10:55 TB Updated [Departure airport]
15-Dec-2011 23:19 angels one five Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Nature, Narrative]
27-Jan-2012 11:48 Nepa Updated [Operator]
21-Mar-2012 13:53 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
10-Jun-2013 04:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jun-2013 17:22 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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