Helicopter knocked off trailer outside HMS Sultan

A Wasp helicopter at HMS Sultan in Grange Road, Gosport, fell off a trailer whilst being transported out of the naval base.''Picture: Sarah Standing (142148-3749) PPP-140717-160153001
A Wasp helicopter at HMS Sultan in Grange Road, Gosport, fell off a trailer whilst being transported out of the naval base.''Picture: Sarah Standing (142148-3749) PPP-140717-160153001

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A HELICOPTER was knocked off its trailer as it was being transported out of HMS Sultan in Gosport

The Wasp helicopter ended up on the ground when when the driver hit the corner of a fence at the Royal Navy base in Gosport .

Lee-on-the-Solent resident Richard Harvey said he saw the accident from his car.

He said: ‘I was sat opposite at the traffic lights when it happened.

‘It just went smash. It hit it pretty hard.

‘The helicopter had been pulled off its moorings by the looks of it.’

A spokesman from HMS Sultan said the helicopter suffered damage to one of its wheels.

He said nobody was injured in the accident and activity at HMS Sultan was not affected.

‘It was a Wasp helicopter used by trainee engineers in the workshop at Sultan.

‘Normal procedures at Sultan carried on.’