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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 62160
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 369HS
Owner/operator:Whirl-Wide Helicopters Ltd
Registration: ZK-HDT
MSN: 70-0242S
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Winterslow, Canterbury -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Timaru
Destination airport:Mount Winterslow
The Hughes 500 came to New Zealand in 1971 with the importing of ZK-HDT (ex-US Registry as N9695F) for Whirlwide Helicopters - the helicopters was the first one of this model to be imported into New Zealand. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 9 September 1973 when crashed on Mount Winterslow, a 5577 foot (1700 metre) mountain in Canterbury, New Zealand.; pilot Neville Cox. The remains of it sat beside the Whirlwide Timaru hangar, until it was rebuilt in 1976 by Alpine Helicopters Ltd.


4. New Zealand Wings, November 1973.

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

28 Jul 1972 ZK-HDT Whirl-Wide Helicopters Ltd 0 Blue Duck, Kaikoura Range sub

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
11-Aug-2017 20:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
01-Jun-2018 19:28 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
20-Jul-2020 20:06 Ron Averes Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]

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