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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195171
Last updated: 7 June 2021
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Time:c. 11:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BK17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
MBB BK 117A-3
Owner/operator:Precision Helicopters
Registration: ZK-IED
MSN: 7059
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Pauatahanui Inlet, Porirua Harbour -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:External load operation
Departure airport:Motukaraka Point
Destination airport:
While carrying under slung telegraph poles The pilot was forced to ditch his aircraft in the waters of Porirua Harbour after a vibration developed and a loss of tail rotor control developed. A witness reported the cable had broken and contacted the tail rotor. The pilot struggled to undo his harness and egressed from underwater.

On 22 December 2017 the NZCAA issued a Continuing Airworthiness Notice concerning matters discovered in the ongoing Transport Accident Investigation Commission inquiry, namely " significant anomalies with the maintenance and engineering practices applied to the accident helicopter" and in particular life limited parts.




27 November 2014 at Palmerston North (c) Roy Blewett

Revision history:

02-May-2017 01:57 angels one five Added
02-May-2017 02:14 angels one five Updated [Location, Departure airport]
02-May-2017 07:02 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Source]
02-May-2017 07:08 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
02-May-2017 07:10 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
03-May-2017 07:34 harro Updated [Photo, ]
05-May-2017 08:35 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
05-May-2017 08:38 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
09-Sep-2017 10:46 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
24-Dec-2017 15:24 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
10-May-2018 03:52 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
18-May-2018 03:17 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Embed code]
21-Oct-2020 16:22 Tyler Theriault Updated [Damage]
06-May-2021 06:42 Anon. Updated [Damage]

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