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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168847
Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 369HS
Owner/operator:Alpine Enterprises Ltd
Registration: ZK-HJC
MSN: 990117S
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mount Cann, Near Maruia -   New Zealand
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Mount Cann, near Mariua
The helicopter was landing at a site on Mount Cann. Following a high level reconnaissance overflight the pilot positioned the helicopter to approach into the strong gusting northwesterly wind. However, when descending through about 50 feet, it began to settle and the pilot decided to carry out a go-around. The helicopter passed over the landing site about 5 to 10 feet above the ground and the pilot then turned it to the right, towards lower ground. The helicopter continued to descend. It subsequently struck trees and crashed



Revision history:

17-Aug-2014 20:31 Aerossurance Added
19-Feb-2016 15:44 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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