Incident Aérospatiale AS 350B Ecureuil ZK-HNP,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87497
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Date:Sunday 15 April 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aérospatiale AS 350B Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Search And Rescue Services Ltd
Registration: ZK-HNP
MSN: 1611
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro NP -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Taupo, New Zealand (TUO/NZAP)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed at Mount Ruaphehu, New Zealand, and substantially damaged. Accident/incident investigated by TAIC NZ. Pilot: William John Funnell. Aircraft later repaired and returned to service, still current on NZ Civil Register in 2011.


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
4 June 1985 ZK-HNP Helicopter Services (Taupo) Ltd near Taupo Airport, Taupo unk

Revision history:

11-Jan-2011 14:00 ASN archive
07-Feb-2012 13:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
06-Oct-2021 03:48 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
02-Feb-2022 02:04 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
01-Mar-2022 08:22 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]

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