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Last updated: 18 September 2020
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Date:21-JUN-2018
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:Matt Wallis
Registration: ZK-HTB
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lake Wanaka, South Otago -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Media Statement: TAIC opens inquiry into helicopter crash at Lake Wanaka

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into a helicopter crash at Lake Wanaka in Otago today, Saturday 21 July 2018.

The Chief Investigator of Accidents, Captain Tim Burfoot, says it is reported that the accident involved a Robinson R44 helicopter.

“The Commission has appointed a team of two investigators, due to arrive at the accident site tomorrow,” said Capt. Burfoot

The Commission opens an inquiry when it believes the circumstances of an accident or incident have - or are likely to have - significant implications for transport safety, or when the inquiry may allow the Commission to make findings or recommendations to improve transport safety.

Sources:

1. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/one-person-injured-after-otago-helicopter-crash
2. https://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/104923403/pilot-injured-in-helicopter-crash-near-owaka-in-the-catlins
3. https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/south-otago/helicopter-crash-south-otago
4. https://taic.org.nz/news/media-statement-taic-opens-inquiry-helicopter-crash-lake-wanaka
5. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12093144


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Jun-2018 05:49 Captain Adam Added
17-Aug-2018 17:51 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
17-Aug-2018 17:52 Dr.John Smith Updated [Embed code]

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