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HistoryEdit

Built as c/n 017,[2] A-517 was damaged in a Sea Harrier attack,[1] possibly at Port Stanley by 800 Squadron on 1 May 1982,[3] 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.[1] Owned by Grampian Helicopters International Ltd between 3 December 1984 and 15 September 1989, the aircraft passed to private owner Rodney John Halsey Butterfield[4], who retained ownership until the registration was cancelled on 16 November 1995.[2] The aircraft was reportedly sighted at RAF Bicester in 1995.[3]

It's subsequent fate is unknown.

SourcesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/6169038 via Ian Howat
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=BLRP
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?29774-INFO-ON-PUCARA-A-517-WANTED
  4. http://arqueologiaaeronautica.blogspot.nl/2015/08/fma-ia-58a-pucara-matr-517.html