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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46482
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Time:22:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hughes 369D
Owner/operator:Mount Hutt Air
Registration: ZK-HLE
MSN: 87-0179D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Windwhistle, Canterbury -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On Monday, 12 February 1996 at about 2240 hours, Hughes 369D helicopter ZK-HLE, on a night rescue flight, collided with trees and the ground, and caught fire - 3km east of Windwhistle. The two crew were killed. Reduced visibility in poor weather was probably a factor in the collision. The details of the flight leading to the collision were not established.


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Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

18 Jan 1982 ZK-HLE Whirl-Wide Helicopters Ltd 0 George Sound, Fiordland NP sub
13 Feb 1985 ZK-HLE near Rakaia Gorge, Canterbury unk

Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
20-Mar-2011 12:37 harro Updated [Operator, Source]
17-Aug-2014 06:17 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Source]
16-Sep-2019 14:02 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]
16-Feb-2022 05:02 Ron Averes Updated [Cn, Location, Nature, Narrative]

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