28-Feb-11 ZK-HSP Bell UH-1 Levin, New Zealand

Helicopter crashed on the beach, ending up on its side with boom separated.  Sole occupant pilot was seriously injured, pulled from the wreckage by a passer-by and flown to Palmerston North Hospital.  Pilot name reported as Jim Sherwin, aged 60

Date
February 28, 2011
Reg
ZK-HSP
Make
Bell
Model
UH-1
MSN
66-00869
Location
Hokio Beach, 10km from Levin
Country
New Zealand
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Lakeland-Helicopters
Link 1
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10709263
Link 2
http://www.nzpaimages.co.nz/events.php?event_id=11992
Link 3
http://www.rotoruadailypost.co.nz/local/news/rotorua-pilot-in-helicopter-smash/3942507/

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