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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46464
Last updated: 28 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 369HS
Registration: ZK-HVT
C/n / msn: 1240675S
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pioneer Hut -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The pilot had dropped two passengers at Pioneer Hut (elevation 8000 feet). On departure, insufficient height was developed in the down-slope takeoff profile, and the skids struck a snow bank. The aircraft pitched nose down, and in attempting to recover the pilot applied considerable aft cyclic. The main rotor struck and severed the tail boom. The aircraft impacted and rolled some way downslope. The pilot received minor head injuries. Loss of depth perception may have been a factor, coupled with poor takeoff technique.



Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
12-Sep-2019 08:24 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn, Source]

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