07-Jun-13 ZK-HTA Bell 206B Nelson, New Zealand

Helicopter experienced an engine mechanical issue during a post maintenance ferry flight. An autorotation was conducted, with a heavy landing causing substantial damage – Tail boom cut but helicopter did end up on its skids. The pilot was uninjured.

Date:
7 June, 2013
Reg:
ZK-HTA
Make:
Bell
Model:
B206
MSN:
3404
Location:
Tantragee Saddle, near Nelson
Country:
New Zealand
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
Marlborough-Helicopters
Link:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/8768425/Chopper-makes-emergency-landing
Link:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/8768427/Emergency-landing-for-chopper-pilot
Link:
http://www.caa.govt.nz/Weekly_Accident_Reports/Accidents_registered_to_10_Jun_2013.pdf

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