Incident Hughes 269C ZK-HFZ,
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Date:Thursday 18 January 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic H269 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hughes 269C
Owner/operator:P M Bradley
Registration: ZK-HFZ
MSN: 23-0188
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Rotorua Airport, Rotorua -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
While chasing a deer near Rotorua Airport, the deer struck a skid of the helicopter, causing the tail rotor to hit the ground. No reports of injury to either pilot or deer!
Pilot Armin Egli.


2. AHSNZ, 1979, Newsletter 6.

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
2 May 1979 ZK-HFZ P M Bradley near Murupara, Bay of Plenty 3 unk
5 April 1980 ZK-HFZ P M Bradley 0 near Wairoa, Hawke's Bay unk
24 September 1980 ZK-HFZ P M Bradley Motu River, Raukumara Range unk
1 September 1984 ZK-HFZ Heli Hunt & Fish Ltd 0 Waioeka Gorge, Bay of Plenty 3 w/o

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
25-Jul-2010 21:53 angels one five Updated [Location, Damage]
15-May-2018 13:36 Ron Averes Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2022 07:04 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
23-Feb-2022 01:05 Ron Averes Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source]

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