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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 88163
Last updated: 10 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22HP
Owner/operator:Skysales Aviation (NZ) Ltd
Registration: ZK-HVG
C/n / msn: 0276
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Waimakariri River, about 10 km west of Christchurch airport -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Christchurch International Airport, NZ (CHC/NZCH)
Destination airport:
Accident/incident investigated by TAIC NZ. Pilot: Christopher John Jones; crashed into the Waimakariri River, about 10 km west of Christchurch airport. Pilot fatally injured. According to a contemporary press report (see link #4):

"Christopher John Jones, died after crashing a Robinson R22 on November 24, 1987, into the Waimakariri River bed, about 10 km west of Christchurch airport.

It was a solo training flight and when the accident happened. Chris Jones was performing low-level turns over the Waimakariri River, the Civil Aviation Authority said. Chris Jones began flying fixed-wing aircraft in 1980, and had only recently began training as a helicopter pilot when he crashed".

Registration ZK-HVG formally cancelled by the NZ CAA on 13-12-1990



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Revision history:

11-Jan-2011 14:00 ASN archive
06-Jun-2014 17:41 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Damage, Narrative]
18-Sep-2016 21:05 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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