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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87859
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H269 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 269C
Owner/operator:Heli Hunt & Fish Ltd
Registration: ZK-HFZ
C/n / msn: 23-0188
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wairata, Waioeka Gorge -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Crashed while on deer hunting operations in the Waioeka Gorge, south of Opotiki. Pilot injured, shooter not hurt.
Helicopter being operated by Heli Hunt & Fish Ltd at time of crash, but owned by Arlington Aviation Ltd.
Accident/incident investigated by TAIC NZ. Pilot: Christopher John Podjursky.

Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand: Journal Vol 27 No 4, 1984; Aerolog Vol 1 No 3, 1986.
Marion Day, 2016, Blood Brothers, The Halcyon Press (New Zealand).

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Revision history:

11-Jan-2011 14:00 ASN archive
15-May-2018 13:36 Ron Averes Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
18-May-2018 20:22 Ron Averes Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
24-Jul-2020 01:19 Ron Averes Updated [Phase, Source]
28-Jul-2020 18:45 RonAveres Updated [Operator, Narrative]
29-Jul-2020 19:20 Ron Averes Updated [Damage]

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