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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 61336
Last updated: 30 October 2020
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Date:18-JAN-1979
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H269 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 269C
Owner/operator:P M Bradley
Registration: ZK-HFZ
C/n / msn: 23-0188
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Rotorua Airport -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
While chasing a deer near Rotorua Airport, the deer struck a skid of the helicopter, causing the tail rotor to hit the ground. No reports of injury to either pilot or deer!
Pilot Armin Egli.

Sources:

http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333
Aviation Historical society of New Zealand: Newsletter 1979 No 6.

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

2 May 1979 ZK-HFZ P M Bradley near Murupara unk
5 Apr 1980 ZK-HFZ P M Bradley 0 near Wairoa unk
24 Sep 1980 ZK-HFZ P M Bradley Motu River unk
1 Sep 1984 ZK-HFZ Heli Hunt & Fish Ltd 0 Wairata, Waioeka Gorge w/o


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
25-Jul-2010 21:53 angels one five Updated [Location, Damage]
15-May-2018 13:36 Ron Averes Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]

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