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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 62160
Last updated: 20 November 2017
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Date:09-SEP-1973
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 369HS (500B)
Owner/operator:Whirlwide Helicopters
Registration: ZK-HDT
C/n / msn: 70-0242S
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Winterslow, Canterbury -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Timaru
Destination airport:Mount Winterslow
Narrative:
The Hughes 500 came to New Zealand in 1971 with the importing of ZK-HDT (ex-US Registry as N9695F) for Whirlwide Helicopters - the helicopters was the first one of this model to be imported into New Zealand. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 9 September 1973 when crashed on Mount Winterslow, a 5577 foot (1700 metre) mountain in Canterbury, New Zealand.; pilot Neville Cox. The remains of it sat beside the Whirlwide Timaru hangar for many years.

Sources:

1. http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/h500.html
2. http://www.rotorspot.nl/historic/zk.php
3. http://rnzaf.proboards.com/post/111285


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
11-Aug-2017 20:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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