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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46485
Last updated: 25 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 Beta
Owner/operator:Reid Helicopters (Nelson) Limited
Registration: ZK-HVX
MSN: 0553
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Row Valley Poulter Range, 18 nm NE Arthurs Pass -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Kowhitirangi
Destination airport:Row Valley Poulter Range
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
On Saturday 20 January 1996 at about 09:30 hours, Robinson R22 Beta helicopter ZK-HVX collided with trees and terrain during a private venison-hunting flight. The shooter was killed, and the pilot was seriously injured. No safety recommendations were made. A safety issue was identified relating to the suitability of this type of helicopter for this operation. Factors in this accident were mishandling of the helicopter, or misjudgment by the pilot while manoeuvring close to the top of the trees.

08/08/1996: registration ZK-HVX cancelled as "destroyed".



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

21 Dec 1989 ZK-HVX Skysales Ltd 0 Eyrewell sub
1 Oct 1991 ZK-HVX Private 1 Waipara River, 52 km SSW of Haast w/o

Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
27-Jan-2013 06:53 Anon. Updated [Cn]
17-Aug-2014 06:19 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
22-Sep-2016 15:24 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
22-Sep-2016 15:27 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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