03-Oct-13 ZK-HCS Guimbal Cabri Swannanoa, New Zealand

While practicing pedal jams, during third exercise, nose yawed past centre and then got away from the student in control. The helicopter yawed left and rotated two times during which the engine went silent. Instructor took control and settled the helicopter in a hard landing from approximately 8ft. The helicopter’s tail struck ground and then hit heavily on skid deforming it, Helicopter rolled onto its left side coming to rest at a 45 degree angle. Location is well-known approved low-flying area.

Date:
3 October, 2013
Reg:
ZK-HCS
Make:
Guimbal
Model:
G2
MSN:
1024
Location:
at the south end of Two Chain Rd just north of the Waimakariri River in Swannanoa
Country:
New Zealand
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
Pacific-Helicopter-Training
Link:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11134760
Link:
http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/regch/1277993688-helicopter-crashes-in-canterbury
Link:
http://www.3news.co.nz/Helicopter-crash-in-North-Canterbury---reports/tabid/423/articleID/315730/Default.aspx

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