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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 61544
Last updated: 24 November 2017
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Date:07-OCT-1977
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 369HS
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZK-HIQ
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Waiau River, near Te Anau -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 7-10-1977 when crashed into the Waiau River, near Te Anau, New Zealand; the pilot Graeme R Fox survived, albeit seriously injured. The passenger (John Robert Dunn) was killed. Mr. Dunn was an experienced agricultural pilot who went for a flight with a friend Graeme Fox. Aircraft was engaged in agricultural (crop spraying/top dressing operations) when the low-flying helicopter struck a cable.

Sources:

1. http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333
2. http://skyviking.net/svwp/?p=412


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
24-Feb-2016 20:44 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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