ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46235
Last updated: 20 April 2014
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Date:03-JAN-2003
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell (Garlick) UH-1E
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZK-IUE
C/n / msn: 6206
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Paparangi Station -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter was on logging operations and had just delivered a log to the milling site. As the pilot applied power to climb away after releasing the log, the automatic grapnel re-engaged on the log when the lifting longline tautened.

The resulting jerk caused the line to pull free at the lower end and flick up into the path of the main rotor. The tail rotor separated when struck by the flailing line, and control of the helicopter was lost. It struck the ground a short distance from the landing site and was destroyed by impact and fire. The pilot died in the accident.

Sources:
http://www.helis.com/database/cn/12570/
www.caa.govt.nz/Accidents_and_Incidents/Accident_Reports/ZK-IUE_Fatal_03Jan2003.pdf
http://www.bellhelicopter.com/MungoBlobs/925/478/destroyed.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
31-Oct-2011 06:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
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