AgustaWestland Merlin HM.1


This model is a version of eh.101



c/n 50101


Year 1999 to 2000






Helicopter AgustaWestland Merlin HM.1 Serial 50101 Register ZH844 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1999. Aircraft history

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united kingdom ZH844
Fleet Air Arm
50101/RN24. Crashed on an 824Sqn Observer instructor training sortie at RNASCuldrose (N50 05.05 W005 15.50) on Tuesday 30 March 2003 after failureof the tail rotor assembly.  Impacted ground at the edge of main runway with a high rate of yaw from 5 metre hover. No fatalities,1 major injury. Cat 5 damage to aircraft & engines (Beyondcost-effective repair)
united kingdom ZH844
Fleet Air Arm
this aircraft did not crash at RNAS Culdrose, this one ditched in the Inner Sound between Applecross in Wester Ross and the island of Raasay, near Skye. its was ZH859 that had a heavy landing on the hardstanding outside 824Sqn, RNAS Culdrose
united kingdom ZH844
Fleet Air Arm
UK BUTEC Accident ( 27-oct-00 )
w/o 27 Oct 2000 off Raasay while conducting sonar trials with 700Sq(M) Sq. Wreck recovered in several pieces, to Yeovilton by Dec 2000.
united kingdom ZH844
Fleet Air Arm
2008 wreck at FSAIU (Yeovilton)


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