ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73294
Last updated: 30 July 2014
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Date:04-MAR-2010
Time:~10:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H269 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schweizer 269C-1 (300CBi)
Owner/operator:Helicopter Flight Training
Registration: ZK-HQO
C/n / msn: 0245
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Ardmore Airport, Auckland. -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Ardmore Airport - NZAR
Destination airport:Ardmore Airport - NZAR
Narrative:
A Schweizer 300CBi helicopter crashed on a training flight at Ardmore Airport (NZAR).
The helicopter is reported to be severely damaged and may not fly again.
The 2 occupants are reported to have sustained light injuries.
During a test flight it was found that the engine RPM was unable to be adjusted.
After a period of time spent attempting to rectify the problem RPM began to
fluctuate dramatically, and the decision made to land immediately. The landing
was being aborted due to high speed, when engine RPM dropped suddenly, the
helicopter descended rapidly, striking the ground with the rear skid, and rolling
forward.

Sources:
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/96145/two-shaken-auckland-chopper-crash
http://m.nzherald.co.nz/story/national/10629845/
http://www.nzpaimages.co.nz/events.php?event_id=9764
NZ CAA Accident briefs w/e 8Mar2010


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Mar-2010 18:23 angels one five Added
03-Mar-2010 18:25 angels one five Updated [Time, Total occupants]
03-Mar-2010 18:38 angels one five Updated [Source]
03-Mar-2010 19:01 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Mar-2010 05:33 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
08-Mar-2010 21:02 flyernzl Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
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