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Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hughes 369D
Owner/operator:Whirl-Wide Helicopters Ltd
Registration: ZK-HLE
MSN: 87-0179D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:George Sound, Fiordland NP -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
pilot J Kane. Crashed into water due to engine failure resulting from cracked fuel line. Both occupants swam to safety. Machine recovered and repaired.


2. AHSNZ, 1982, Newsletter 3.

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

13 Feb 1985 ZK-HLE near Rakaia Gorge, Canterbury unk
12 Feb 1996 ZK-HLE Mount Hutt Air 2 near Windwhistle, Canterbury w/o

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
28-Sep-2021 00:42 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
11-Feb-2022 05:59 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
28-Feb-2022 02:53 Ron Averes Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Damage, Narrative]
01-Mar-2022 10:35 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]

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