Westland Gazelle Srs 1 ‘XZ177’ (really G-BAGJ / SFTA)

  • Description

    c/n 1039. Built 1973. On display, in false military markings, at the North East Land, Sea & Air Museums (NELSAM), Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, UK. 11th September 2017 The following history for this Gazelle is from the very informative NELSAM website:- “G-BAGJ was the first civil Gazelle to be produced by Westland Helicopters in the UK. It operated as a corporate transport from Battersea Heliport in London, was leased to the Metropolitan Police for a short time before being transferred to Switzerland for air taxi work. Returning to the UK, it went to Specialist Flying Training at Carlisle where it was used to train student pilots from the Iraqi Air Force. It was written off in an accident in 1984, its fuselage becoming part of a cub scouts raft before being rescued by NEAM. It has since been completely restored.”
  • Owner

    Hawkeye UK
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-ShareAlike License
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/65001151@N03/27915831279/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 2 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2017-09-11T15:58:36
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