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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168806
Last updated: 23 September 2021
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Time:15:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 369D
Registration: ZK-HQA
MSN: 128-0392D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kaimanawa Range -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Poronui
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
The pilot was flying three hunters and a dog in ZK-HQA from Poronui to a hut in the Kaimanawa Ranges. Some five minutes after departure, while the helicopter was in a cruise-climb at about 3400 feet, the engine suddenly lost power. During the subsequent auto rotational landing two of the hunters were injured and the helicopter was substantially damaged. No conclusive reason was found to account for the unexpected loss of power.


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

Revision history:

17-Aug-2014 06:21 Aerossurance Added
19-May-2018 02:41 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Departure airport]
16-Sep-2019 14:09 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn, Damage]

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