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Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H269 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 269C
Owner/operator:Galloway & Biddle
Registration: ZK-HHS
C/n / msn: 123-0259
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Matahi Valley, south of Waimana -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
While engaged on deer recovery operations near the settlement of Matahi, the helicopter was struck by a bullet which hit the engine. The pilot carried out a successful forced landing. Police later arrested an offender.
Helicopter operated by N B Galloway and W Biddle.


Aviation Historical society of New Zealand: Journal Vol 26 No 3, 1983.

Revision history:

19-May-2018 05:21 Ron Averes Added
29-Jul-2020 04:58 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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