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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213549
Last updated: 15 February 2020
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Date:21-JUL-2018
Time:13:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Raven II
Owner/operator:Alpine Helicopters, Ltd.
Registration: ZK-HTB
C/n / msn: 11259
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stevensons Island, Lake Wanaka, SI -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Wanaka (WKA/NZWF)
Destination airport:Mount Aspiring National Park
Narrative:
The helicopter reported crash in the lake after 15 minutes flight. The aircraft took off at 12.54 LT for a private flight. Last satellite position was recorded at 13:03 LT.
The experienced pilot (39) sole on board died.
An oil slick 1km north of Stevenson Island and wreckage on the island's shoreline was found.
The body of the pilot was retrieved from the water in the Stevenson's Arm area with some of the wreckage around 10:00 LT the 23-07-2018.


Sources:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/105660623/search-at-lake-wanaka-for-overdue-chopper
https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/wanaka/warbirds-founders-son-missing-after-helicopter-crash
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12093144
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-search-helicopter-lake-wanaka
https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/362344/search-for-pilot-matt-wallis-turns-to-body-recovery
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/105684541/Body-of-missing-pilot-recovered-from-Lake-Wanaka-following-search
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https://www.google.com/maps/place/Stevensons+Island,+Albert+Town+9382,+New+Zealand/@-44.5987379,169.136014,14z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0xa9d55a8b2e02a495:0xf00ef87655b36f0?hl=en-us&gl=us
https://alpineheli.co.nz/scenic-flights/mount-aspiring-glacier-discovery
Aircraft type: https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/7603397
Per New Zealand registry updates: Robinson R44 II, c/n 11259, ZK-HTB deregistered 08/02/2018 "Destroyed"


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jul-2018 07:28 Iceman 29 Added
22-Jul-2018 00:28 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]
22-Jul-2018 09:09 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
22-Jul-2018 09:36 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
22-Jul-2018 10:59 Iceman 29 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
23-Jul-2018 12:45 Iceman 29 Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
06-Aug-2018 15:34 Terry Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]

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