02-May-17 ZK-IED Airbus BK117A3 Porirua Harbour, New Zealand

Sole occupant pilot Rick Lucas experienced tail rotor failure and helicopter started to spin so he elected to ditch it in the shallow waters of Porirua Harbour, N of Wellington

Date
May 2, 2017
Reg
ZK-IED
Make
Eurocopter
Model
BK117
MSN
7059
Location
Pauatahanui Inlet, Porirua Harbour, N of Wellington
Country
New Zealand
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Heliforce
Link 1
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11849029
Link 2
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/video-helicopter-pilot-recounts-surviving-crash-landing-and-escaping-submerged-chopper-in-porirua-harbour
Link 3
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/05/pilot-watches-2m-helicopter-pulled-from-porirua-harbour.html

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