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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59513
Last updated: 29 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 Beta
Registration: ZK-HCT
MSN: 1517
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Palmer Stream, Seaward Kaikoura Range, 38 km WNW of Kaikoura -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Quail Flat, Clarence River
Destination airport:Palmer Stream, Seaward Kaikoura Range
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
The helicopter was flying between two homesteads on a large property. Two hours after departure,at 08:54 NZDT (New Zeland Daylight Time) a signal from the aircraft ELT (Emergency Location Transmitter) was received, and wreckage of the aircraft was found two hours after that. The wreckage was located 45 metres from the Palmer Stream, Seaward Kaikoura Range, 38 km West-North-West of Kaikoura, at approximate co ordinates 42'19" S, 173'15" E.

The pilot - the sole person on board - sustained fatal injuries. There were also two dogs carried on board, one of which survived. There were no witnesses to the accident, and no cause was established for the accident.


1. TAIC Investigation 93-001

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

11-Apr-2009 23:11 XLerate Added
04-Feb-2012 11:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Damage]
10-Feb-2013 12:55 Anon. Updated [[Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Damage]]
10-Feb-2013 12:55 harro Updated [Cn, Operator]
27-May-2014 10:13 angels one five Updated [Location]
17-Aug-2014 15:09 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
21-Sep-2016 14:47 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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