Aircraft Photo of XV666 | Westland WS-61 Sea King HU5 | UK - Navy | AirHistory.net #129334
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:XV666
Other Marks:CU-821
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-61
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-61 Sea King/Commando
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-61 Sea King HU5
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
C/n (msn):WA654
Location
City / Area:Ayr / Tesco-Whitletts Road [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Scotland, United Kingdom
 
Photo Date:17 February 2006
Photo by:Ian Howat
Photo ID: 129334
Photo Comment

Not something you see in your local supermarket's carpark every day. The aircraft had an engine failure the day before and landed about a mile away. It was then going to be towed overnight to Prestwick Airport (home base) but there wasn't enough time before the traffic got busy. So it is parked up waiting for the wee small hours before resuming its tow back to base, about 4 miles as the crow flies but double that going by road.

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