Accident Aérospatiale AS 350D Astar ZK-HZF,
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Date:Thursday 23 October 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aérospatiale AS 350D Astar
Owner/operator:Aviation West Ltd
Registration: ZK-HZF
MSN: 1165
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Lake Wombat, West Coast -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Franz Josef
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Ex-C-GGPK (Canadian register). Re-registered 4.4.84 as ZK-HZF. Was making a weather check flight from Franz Josef. Five police officers on a charity run were being given a free flight. On returning from Franz Josef Glacier the helicopter crashed in dense bush. Three police officers died, the other two and the pilot were injured. Pilot: Trevor John Small. Registration ZK-HZF cancelled 31.5.90


3. AHSNZ, 1986, Aerolog Vol 1 No 6

Revision history:

11-Jan-2011 14:00 ASN archive
28-Jun-2014 00:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Jul-2020 06:28 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
01-Feb-2022 10:32 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
11-Feb-2022 02:55 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
01-Mar-2022 08:27 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]
01-Mar-2022 23:53 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]

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