Incident Robinson R22 Beta ZK-HLS,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46987
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Date:Tuesday 6 January 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R22 Beta
Owner/operator:Amuri Helicopters Ltd
Registration: ZK-HLS
MSN: 1905
Year of manufacture:1991
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Glencoe River, Canterbury -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Hanmer Springs
Destination airport:Glen Coe River
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
While landing to drop off a passenger at a ridge landing site familiar to the pilot, the helicopter was caught by a series of strong wind gusts. The aircraft pitched nose-down, and it drifted across the landing site and off the ridge into a hover 'out of ground-effect'. Consequently an increase in power was required. During a second severe gust, almost immediately afterwards, the aircraft again pitched nose-down and became over-pitched. The pilot aborted his planned go-around and landed in an over-pitched condition. The aircraft rolled over on landing. The passenger sustained slight injuries.



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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
29-Mar-2013 04:20 Anon. Updated [Cn, Source]
22-Sep-2016 19:28 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
23-Sep-2016 13:09 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2022 10:29 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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