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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 216371
Last updated: 23 July 2021
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Time:c. 11:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 369D
Owner/operator:Department of Conservation/Helilink
Registration: ZK-HOJ
MSN: 490491D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Wanaka (WKA) -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Wanaka
Destination airport:
The aircraft impacted open field terrain in the vicinity of Wanaka Airport (NZWF), in Otago, South Island. The helicopter was partially consumed by the post-impact fire. The tail section was found more than 100mts away from the charred wreckage. The 3 occupants onboard received fatal injuries.

Early witness reports suggest clothing may have fallen from the aircraft into the tail rotor.



Revision history:

18-Oct-2018 01:48 Geno Added
18-Oct-2018 02:00 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Nature, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2018 02:02 Geno Updated [Operator]
18-Oct-2018 05:36 Iceman 29 Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Embed code]
18-Oct-2018 06:53 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Embed code]
18-Oct-2018 10:15 Iceman 29 Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Embed code]
19-Oct-2018 10:15 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
01-Nov-2018 05:17 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
13-Nov-2018 18:36 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Nov-2018 07:49 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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