Accident Kawasaki-Hughes 369HS ZK-HDJ, 11 Dec 2006
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69266
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Time:17:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Kawasaki-Hughes 369HS
Owner/operator:Helistar Helicopters
Registration: ZK-HDJ
MSN: 6638
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro NP -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Crater Lake
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The pilot could not climb the helicopter above the surrounding terrain, so he descended towards the lake to accelerate the helicopter towards its best-angle-of-climb speed. The helicopter hit the lake surface and came to rest on the shore of the lake. All POB injured.


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

Safety recommendation 034/08 issued 18 December 2008 by TAIC to CAA NZ
Safety recommendation 035/08 issued 18 December 2008 by TAIC to CAA NZ
Safety recommendation 036/08 issued 18 December 2008 by TAIC to CAA NZ
Safety recommendation 037/08 issued 18 December 2008 by TAIC to CAA NZ

Revision history:

20-Oct-2009 02:15 RobertMB Added
16-Aug-2014 15:34 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
26-May-2018 00:48 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
06-Oct-2021 03:48 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
02-Feb-2022 02:04 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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