Incident AgustaWestland Merlin HM.1 (EH101) ZH859, 30 Mar 2004
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Date:30-MAR-2004
Time:15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EH10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
AgustaWestland Merlin HM.1 (EH101)
Owner/operator:Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm
Registration: ZH859
MSN: RN39/50159
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall
Destination airport:RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Control was lost while in a hover shortly after take off from Culdrose, Cornwall for a training flight after suffering a tail rotor hub failure. It hit the ground from a height of 4-5m near the control tower and was severely damaged. The rotor blades came off in the crash. Two men were trapped in the aircraft and later flown to hospital. Three other crewmen on board were also hurt in the incident.

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-2004.htm
2. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/3583409.stm
3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/3584851.stm
4. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/3604441.stm
6. https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/125028-merlin-crash.html
7. http://web.archive.org/web/20150627141318/http://www.targetlock.org.uk/eh101/service_rn.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Dec-2009 23:00 TB Added
21-Dec-2009 06:24 TB Updated
21-Dec-2009 08:02 TB Updated
18-Aug-2010 13:52 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
27-Jan-2012 11:53 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
15-Dec-2012 15:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Mar-2013 17:53 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
01-Sep-2014 13:06 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
01-Aug-2016 23:26 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
22-May-2017 17:16 TB Updated [Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
11-Aug-2017 12:03 Aerossurance Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]

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