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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60931
Last updated: 4 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H269 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 269C
Owner/operator:Ellwood Helicopters Ltd
Registration: ZK-HMD
C/n / msn: 59-0792
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Motu River, Raukumara Range -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Helicopter was blown into a tree while picking up hunters stranded by a river in flood due to Cyclone Bernie. Two of the three occupants seriously injured.
Pilot R Ellwood

Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand: Newsletter 1982 No 4.

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
15-May-2018 13:35 Ron Averes Updated [Cn, Operator]
18-May-2018 20:20 Ron Averes Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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