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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 61817
Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 47G-5
Owner/operator:Wishart Helicopters Ltd
Registration: ZK-HCM
MSN: 7903
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Blue Lake, Rotorua -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Crashed into Blue Lake (Tikitapu) during a helicopter handling demonstration. The tail rotor hit the lake surface, cuasing the machine to drop into the water and sink. Pilot Larry Bennett escaped uninjured. The helicopter was written off.


D. Stafford (1983) Flying The Thermal Skies, Holmes Printing.

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
11-May-2018 19:06 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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