ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140152
Last updated: 20 April 2014
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Date:30-NOV-2011
Time:~22:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350BA Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Salt Air Ltd
Registration: ZK-IMB
C/n / msn: 2396
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Matai Bay, Karikari Peninsula, NE of Kaitaia -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
An Aérospatiale AS 350BA Ecureuil helicopter went missing during a fire fighting operation at Matai Bay in New Zealand's Far North.

It was located by a searching fishing trawler about 350 meters off the shore of Matai Bay at about 06:40 LT on the 1st of December.

The pilot and an employee of the Dept of Conservation didn't survive the crash.

Sources:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10770069

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jxEn2n7RKM0/TcEyV590byI/AAAAAAAACyU/OabRjlc0ZR8/s1600/Aerospatiale+AS350BA+ZK-IMB+at+ARD+4-5-11+012_1.jpg (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov-2011 14:38 angels one five Added
30-Nov-2011 15:03 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Phase, Source, Narrative]
30-Nov-2011 16:36 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Dec-2011 04:06 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
01-Dec-2011 04:07 RobertMB Updated [Source]
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