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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89261
Last updated: 8 December 2019
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Date:14-JAN-2011
Time:18:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 Beta
Owner/operator:G K Anderson Engineering Ltd., Alexandra
Registration: ZK-HQD
C/n / msn: 2615
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Shingle Creek, south of Alexandra, Central Otago. -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Alexandra, Central Otago
Destination airport:Shingle Creek, Central Otago
Narrative:
The pilot and a passenger were undertaking a private flight on the passenger's high country station in Central Otago. The helicopter was being operated at a high all up weight, with a pressure altitude at the accident site of 5,600 feet. As the helicopter was manoeuvred downwind a low rotor RPM situation developed. As the rotor RPM decreased the helicopter began to sink. Without sufficient height above the ground, or an escape route available, the pilot had no choice but to let the helicopter contact the ground. The helicopter rolled over and suffered major damage. Neither the pilot nor passenger were injured.

Sources:

1. https://www.caa.govt.nz/Script/Accident_Details.asp?Oc=11/127
2. https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/central-otago/chopper-crash-examined
3. http://helihub.com/2011/01/14/14-jan-11-zk-hqd-robinson-r22-shingle-creek-new-zealand/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Jan-2011 13:59 angels one five Added
30-Jan-2011 03:02 flyernzl Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature]
01-Feb-2011 15:20 flyernzl Updated [[Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature]]
07-Oct-2016 15:07 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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