30-Nov-11 ZK-IMB Eurocopter AS350BA Matai Bay, New Zealand (2F)

Went missing during fire fighting operations.  Located some hours later in 7m of water. Bodies of pilot John “Prickles” de Ridder and passenger William MacRae from Dept of Conservation have been confirmed by divers as being inside the helicopter.  Salt Air – Company statement here

Date:
30 November, 2011
Reg:
ZK-IMB
Make:
Eurocopter
Model:
AS350
MSN:
2396
Location:
Matai Bay
Country:
New Zealand
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
Salt-Air
Link:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/6065565/Fire-burns-down-homes-in-Northland
Link:
http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/newsdetail1.asp?storyid=210061
Link:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10770069

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