Incident EH Industries EH101 ZF644, 07 Apr 1995
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48767
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EH10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
EH Industries EH101
Owner/operator:Westland Helicopters
Registration: ZF644
MSN: PP4/50004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Yarcombe, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Yeovil, Somerset
Destination airport:Yeovil, Somerset
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Encountered problems at around 12,000 feet. All crew members bailed out. Three of the crew left the EH 101 at about 10,000 feet, while the pilot only bailed out at 1,200 feet, having first tried to ensure that the helicopter would crash in clear ground. The aircraft crashed into a field close to the A303 Exeter-London road. Accident caused by a sub-standard component in the tail rotor pitch control system

ZF644 had flown 385 sorties, totalling 463 hours. After the loss of ZF644, ZF649 (PP5) became the second RTM322 test bed.


Revision history:

21-Dec-2009 05:39 TB Updated
21-Dec-2009 06:24 TB Updated
21-Dec-2009 08:02 TB Updated
15-May-2013 23:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-May-2013 20:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
12-Oct-2014 18:38 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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