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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 62282
Last updated: 2 September 2020
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Date:26-OCT-2011
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Kawasaki-Hughes 369HS
Owner/operator:Station Air Ltd
Registration: ZK-HQL
C/n / msn: 6633
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Two Thumbs Range, Kahui Kaupeka Conservation Park -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
While en route back to the owner's farm, the helicopter's performance began to decay and the pilot, suspecting blade icing, began to position for a precautionary landing at a known landing site on a ridge. However, during final approach, the helicopter began to settle.

Control was not regained, the helicopter touched down hard (short of the landing site) and rolled onto its side. Prior to the pilot noting the loss of performance the helicopter had been flying at 6,500ft amsl in light rain

Sources:

1. https://www.caa.govt.nz/Script/Accident_Details.asp?Oc=11/4825
2. https://www.planelogger.com/Aircraft/Registration/ZK-HQL/815978
3. http://www.regosearch.com/aircraft/nz/HQL
4.REGISTER ZK-


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
23-Aug-2016 14:32 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
12-Sep-2019 08:49 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source]

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