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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177322
Last updated: 23 September 2021
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Time:10:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 369
Owner/operator:Alpine Adventures
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Poerua Glacier, Westland -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Peoria Glacier, SI
Destination airport:Franz Josef (WHO/NZFJ)
The aircraft impacted a glacier during a takeoff attempt at Poerua Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, West Coast, South Island. The helicopter sustained substantial damage and the pilot onboard was seriously injured. The two passengers onboard the aircraft received serious injuries. A RCCNZ spokeswoman said the pilot and hunters were rescued about 12pm.


Revision history:

27-Jun-2015 05:53 Geno Added
29-Jun-2015 20:29 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2019 20:55 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
23-Sep-2021 13:33 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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