Incident Kawasaki BK 117-850D2 ZK-IBK,
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Date:Wednesday 3 April 2013
Time:19:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BK17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Kawasaki BK 117-850D2
Owner/operator:Skyline Aviation
Registration: ZK-IBK
MSN: 1053
Year of manufacture:1990
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wellington Hospital, Wellington 1 -   New Zealand
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Wellington Hospital
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
During startup in gusty conditions, a main rotor blade struck the vertical fin. The pilot shut down the engine, but the wind caused another blade to strike the tail boom. Conditions were conducive to blade sailing, with the ATIS at nearby Wellington Airport reporting the surface wind as 23 knots, gusting 40. The wind at the helipad was subject to local effects of nearby buildings and terrain.


Revision history:

16-Sep-2016 14:55 Aerossurance Added
12-Oct-2016 18:19 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
13-Feb-2022 01:50 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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