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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46992
Last updated: 30 August 2020
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Date:05-NOV-1997
Time:13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Kawasaki-Hughes 369HS
Owner/operator:
Registration: ZK-HHR
C/n / msn: 6630
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Arawata V -   New Zealand
Phase: Standing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was landed on a suitable hill-top site to allow the shooter to gut a deer, and the helicopter to be refuelled. Because of the strong wind, and the risk of a main rotor blade contacting the tailboom, the pilot was reluctant to reduce the rpm to ground idle. However, he did exit the aircraft after frictioning the controls. Before he could start refuelling from jerry cans, the helicopter tipped forward, rotated towards the right, then flew off the hilltop. As it tipped, the skids knocked the pilot aside, and the main and tail rotors came very close to the shooter who had to drop to the ground. The machine impacted the hill-side and tumbled into a creek where it burned out.

Sources:

rotorspot.nl


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
16-Aug-2010 14:15 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Phase, Source]

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