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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168834
Last updated: 16 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H269 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 269B
Registration: ZK-HPD
MSN: 116-0279
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tararua Range -   New Zealand
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Following a high reconnaissance, the pilot positioned the helicopter on final approach into the 25-30 north-westerly wind. Tailwind gust experienced at 50 feet, when the aircraft began to sink. Pilot initiated an overshoot during which the helicopter descended 5-10 feet above the landing site and commenced a right turn towards lower ground. Aircraft continued to descend and struck some trees before coming to rest on its right hand side.


Revision history:

17-Aug-2014 16:32 Aerossurance Added
28-Sep-2019 19:44 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn, Source, Damage]
05-Aug-2020 00:50 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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