Aircraft Photo of XR500 | Westland WS-58 Wessex HC.2 | UK - Air Force |
Registration / Serial:XR500
Military Code:A
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-58
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-58 Wessex
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-58 Wessex HC.2
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
Unit Markings:28 Sqn
C/n (msn):WA.125
City / Airport:Shek KongMap
Region / Country:Hong Kong, China
Airport Codes:ICAO: VHSK   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:1978
Photo by:Keith McKenzie (via Ian McDonell)
Photo ID: 161364
Photo Comment

Delivered to the RAF on 19 August 1963. It saw service with 28 Sqn at Kai Tak and Shek Kong coded 'A'. On 19 April 1979 the aircraft was damaged beyond repair when it struck the water at Mirs Bay, Hong Kong during winching practice in fog.

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