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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168823
Last updated: 18 July 2018
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Date:01-FEB-1993
Time:12:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aerospatiale AS350B
Owner/operator:Kaikoura Helicopters
Registration: ZK-HNH
C/n / msn: 1285
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mt Fyffe, 12 km NE of Kaikoura -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kaikoura
Destination airport:Mt Fyffe
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Narrative:
Severe "sink" experienced during an approach to a high level (5265ft) landing site with tourists resulted in a collision with terrain. Two minor injuries and two serious injuries. The safety issues discussed in the report are: the ineffectiveness of the local wind indicators, the inaccessibility of the mountain survival gear carried in the aircraft and the need to develop local contingency plans for aviation emergencies in the Kaikoura area.


Sources:

https://taic.org.nz/inquiries?SkinSrc=[G]skins%2ftaicAviation%2fskin_aviation

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 018/93 issued 9 August 1993 by TAIC to Kaikoura Helicopters
Safety recommendation 019/93 issued 9 August 1993 by TAIC to Kaikoura Helicopters
Safety recommendation 020/93 issued 9 August 1993 by TAIC to Kaikoura Helicopters
Safety recommendation 021/93 issued 9 August 1993 by TAIC to Kaikoura Helicopters
Safety recommendation 022/93 issued 9 August 1993 by TAIC to Kaikoura Helicopters

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Aug-2014 15:13 Aerossurance Added
08-May-2016 14:09 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
08-May-2016 14:12 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source]
08-May-2016 14:14 Aerossurance Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Source]
08-May-2016 14:14 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Destination airport, Damage]
08-May-2016 14:15 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]

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