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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46475
Last updated: 23 June 2020
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Date:03-MAY-1996
Time:17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger
Owner/operator:Glacier Helicopters Ltd
Registration: ZK-HRB
C/n / msn: 1616
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chaslands -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Chaslands, NZ
Destination airport:
Narrative:
ex VH-HRB > ZK-HTY > 9M-AUF. To ZK-HRB in January 1994. Written off (destroyed) 03-05-1996 when crashed near Chaslands, during agricultural (crop spraying/top dressing) operations.

The pilot was spraying at low speed at low level when the aircraft struck a high-level wire carrying power for fencing. A briefing on wires was given to the pilot by the farmer and a recce carried out with the property owner on board. The briefing had not covered this particular wire, however, as it had been overlooked by the property owner. Property owners should be aware of the extremely serious hazard posed to agricultural aviation by unmarked wires that they erect on their property.

Sources:

1. https://www.caa.govt.nz/Script/Accident_Details.asp?Oc=96/1160
2. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=2234
3. http://www.ascendworldwide.com/download/Cust/WAAS167_Complete.pdf
4. http://www.flydw.org.uk/DWZKHQU.htm.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
22-Aug-2016 13:48 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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