15-Oct-13 ZK-HWF Eurocopter AS350BA Awatere Valley, New Zealand

During a frost protection exercise, the tail rotor struck grape vine cables. The aircraft was flown back to base and the post-flight inspection revealed damage was sustained by the tail rotor blades, stabilisers and the tail boom.

 

Date:
15 October, 2013
Reg:
ZK-HWF
Make:
Eurocopter
Model:
AS350
MSN:
1646
Location:
Awatere Valley
Country:
New Zealand
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
Anatoki-Helicopters
Link:
http://www.caa.govt.nz/Weekly_Accident_Reports/Accidents_registered_to_21_Oct_2013.pdf

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