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
October 3, 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
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Pacific-Helicopter-Training
Link 1
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11134760
Link 2
http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/regch/1277993688-helicopter-crashes-in-canterbury
Link 3
http://www.3news.co.nz/Helicopter-crash-in-North-Canterbury---reports/tabid/423/articleID/315730/Default.aspx

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