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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 61598
Last updated: 16 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 369HS
Owner/operator:Mountain Helicopters Ltd
Registration: ZK-HIA
MSN: 64-0605S
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tarawera, Hawke's Bay -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
ZK-HIA was Hughes 369HS c/n 640605S and was registered from new with Dalhoff and king (NZ) Ltd of Wellington on 01-11-1974. It was assembled by Rex Aviation and although intended for Wishart Helicopters Ltd - was in fact delivered to Helicopters (NZ) Ltd of Nelson from 04-02-1975.

On 07-07-1976 ZK-HIA was transferred to Mountain Helicopters Ltd of Wellington. It lost power at Tarawera on 25-04-1977 and during the forced landed on a road it rolled over, caught fire and was destroyed. (Pilot Peter W Cook)


4. New Zealand Wings, December 1974, July 1975 (photo), August 1976.

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
24-Feb-2016 19:38 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
20-Jul-2020 20:20 Ron Averes Updated [Cn, Source]
25-Sep-2021 13:37 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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