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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58627
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-8T
Owner/operator:Helica, opf. South Pacific Heli Logging
Registration: YS-1005P
MSN: 8146
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Hokitika, Westland -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
The helicopter went out of control and broke up while in cruising flight. An uncommanded yaw led to a pitch excursion severe enough for the main rotor to sever the tail boom. The precise cause of the yaw could not be determined.


TAIC Report
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Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

06-Feb-2009 23:35 angels one five Added
22-May-2009 02:29 XLerate Updated
18-Feb-2011 05:43 TB Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
17-Aug-2014 06:17 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
23-Sep-2021 13:36 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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