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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46987
Last updated: 30 September 2019
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Date:06-JAN-1998
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 Beta
Owner/operator:Amuri Helicopters Ltd
Registration: ZK-HLS
C/n / msn: 1905
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Glen Coe River -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Hanmer Springs
Destination airport:Glen Coe River
Narrative:
While landing to drop off a passenger at a ridge landing site familiar to the pilot, the helicopter was caught by a series of strong wind gusts. The aircraft pitched nose-down, and it drifted across the landing site and off the ridge into a hover 'out of ground-effect'. Consequently an increase in power was required. During a second severe gust, almost immediately afterwards, the aircraft again pitched nose-down and became over-pitched. The pilot aborted his planned go-around and landed in an over-pitched condition. The aircraft rolled over on landing. The passenger sustained slight injuries.

Sources:

1. https://www.caa.govt.nz/Script/Accident_Details.asp?Oc=98/7
2. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=2309
3. https://www.caa.govt.nz/script/AirReg3.asp?Mark=HLS&Query3=Get+Reg+Mark
4. http://www.airframes.org/reg/zkhls


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
29-Mar-2013 04:20 Anon. Updated [Cn, Source]
22-Sep-2016 19:28 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
23-Sep-2016 13:09 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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