History[edit | edit source]
Built as c/n 017, A-517 was damaged in a Sea Harrier attack, possibly at Port Stanley by 800 Squadron on 1 May 1982, and was then used as a decoy for the rest of the war, being attacked several times more. Afterwards it was registered as G-BLRP and supposedly shipped to the UK in a container. Owned by Grampian Helicopters International Ltd between 3 December 1984 and 15 September 1989, the aircraft passed to private owner Rodney John Halsey Butterfield, who retained ownership until the registration was cancelled on 16 November 1995. The aircraft was reportedly sighted at RAF Bicester in 1995.
It's subsequent fate is unknown.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/6169038 via Ian Howat