EH101, M-518 crashed 11/10-2014 in an area southeast of Masar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan. In a landing outside the base the helicopter turned over on the side. The crew survived with only minor injuries, but the helicopter was heavily damaged. The crew was on a training mission, when the helicopter during landing turned over and lost the tail section and rotorblades. M-518 is one of three helicopters stationed in Afghanistan.
Here M-518 in better condition at Sindal airport on an exercise 16/4-2012.
The first Seahawk for the Danish Airforce will be number 200 on the productionline and the last one number 299. They will get the individual numbers N-971 to -979. Sikorsky started building the first helicopter march 20. this yeart and in april 2016 the first three is scheduled for delivery in Palm Beach, Florida. The helicopters will be built as standard US Navy Seahawk, so an extensive motification programme is run to get it up to Danish requirements. The last of the nine helicopteers will be delivered medio 2018.