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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87945
Last updated: 9 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 369HS
Registration: ZK-HUT
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Masterton Aerodrome -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
During the Wairapa Airshow the Hughes 500C was performing a deer tracking & recovery demonstration. After a few minutes of maneuvers, the helicopter was hovering a few feet off the ground when it suddenly pitched up, causing the tail rotor to strike the ground, spinning the copter on its back & crash. Pilot & passenger only received minor injuries.
The pilot was Richard Paku and the shooter Duncan Sutherland.



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Revision history:

11-Jan-2011 14:00 ASN archive
21-Jan-2018 18:29 Medevac Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
21-Jan-2018 18:31 harro Updated [Phase, Nature, Embed code, Damage]
30-Jun-2018 12:48 harro Updated [Narrative]
30-Jun-2018 12:49 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source]
17-Jun-2019 09:58 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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