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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33318
Last updated: 21 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger
Owner/operator:Lakeland Helicopters
Registration: ZK-HWO
MSN: 838
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Okahu Valley -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:External load operation
Departure airport:Okahu Valley
Destination airport:Okahu Valley
The helicopter was lifting an underslung load when it suddenly lost power at about 30 feet agl. The subsequent forced landing was heavy and the helicopter impacted the ground ahead of the sling load with the engine still running. The pilot shut it down after the impact. The pilot reported a TOT reading of about 900 degrees Celsius at some stage during the accident sequence of events. Significant investigation of all systems components did not reveal the cause of the power loss.



Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
08-Apr-2015 23:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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