Accident Hughes 369D ZK-HQA,
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168806
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Thursday 2 January 1997
Time:15:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hughes 369D
Registration: ZK-HQA
MSN: 128-0392D
Year of manufacture:1978
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Kaimanawa Range -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Poronui
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TAIC
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The pilot was flying three hunters and a dog in ZK-HQA from Poronui to a hut in the Kaimanawa Ranges. Some five minutes after departure, while the helicopter was in a cruise-climb at about 3400 feet, the engine suddenly lost power. During the subsequent auto rotational landing two of the hunters were injured and the helicopter was substantially damaged. No conclusive reason was found to account for the unexpected loss of power.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TAIC
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

17-Aug-2014 06:21 Aerossurance Added
19-May-2018 02:41 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Departure airport]
16-Sep-2019 14:09 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn, Damage]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314