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Narrative:Pilot R J "Bob" Scott was transporting two Ministry of Works Power Project engineers, A. Benham and R. Alley, to survey a potential site for a hydro-electric power dam. Bob landed the helicopter on a convenient beach above the Whahunga Stream, but one skid was on rock and the other on sand. As the rotor wound down the skid sank into the sand and the rotor hit a rock. On the 17th a salvage team of four led by Max Danvers managed to salvage some of the instruments, but two days later a flash flood swept the Bell away. (date also reported as 8.6.1957)
|Owner/operator:||Helicopter Services Ltd|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Motu River, Raukumara Range -
|Destination airport:||Motu River gorge|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities|
1. New Zealand Rotary Wings by Janic Geelen and Ross Macpherson, Aug 1995, pp. 9-10.
3. D Stafford, 1983, Flying The Thermal Skies, Thermalart Productions
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