08-Nov-14 ZK-HOL Composite Helicopters KC518 Silverdale, New Zealand

Emergency field landing on a test flight, ending up with helicopter lying on its side.  Pilot Peter Maloney was attended to on site, while co-pilot Herbert Idelon was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.  Location was two miles north-east of their intended destination – their home base North Shore Airfield.  See also interview of pilot about the accident. including full video of the accident both from the cockpit and the tail

Date
November 8, 2014
Reg
ZK-HOL
Make
Composite Helicopters
Model
KC518
MSN
003
Location
farm land on Duck Creek Rd, near Silverdale
Country
New Zealand
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Composite-Helicopters
Link 1
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11355587
Link 2
https://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-stories/25467548/company-to-continue-making-kc518-helicopters/

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