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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168806
Last updated: 16 September 2019
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Date:02-JAN-1997
Time:15:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 369D
Owner/operator:
Registration: ZK-HQA
C/n / msn: 128-0392D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kaimanawa Range -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Poronui
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The pilot was flying three hunters and a dog in ZK-HQA from Poronui to a hut in the Kaimanawa Ranges. Some five minutes after departure, while the helicopter was in a cruise-climb at about 3400 feet, the engine suddenly lost power. During the subsequent auto rotational landing two of the hunters were injured and the helicopter was substantially damaged. No conclusive reason was found to account for the unexpected loss of power.

Sources:

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Aug-2014 06:21 Aerossurance Added
19-May-2018 02:41 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Departure airport]
16-Sep-2019 14:09 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn, Damage]

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