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An AgustaWestland EH101 helicopter variant operated by Britain's Royal Navy crashed off the coast of Scotland on October 27, 2000; its five crewmembers were rescued.
The Merlin HM Mk.1 was conducting a sonar-dipping exercise at approximately 100 feet when it suffered a power loss and fire in its Number Two engine, according to a company spokesman, who said the helicopter rolled inverted before hitting the water.