02-May-17 ZK-IED Airbus BK117A3 Porirua Harbour, New Zealand

Sole occupant pilot Rick Lucas experienced tail rotor failure and helicopter started to spin so he elected to ditch it in the shallow waters of Porirua Harbour, N of Wellington

Date:
2 May, 2017
Reg:
ZK-IED
Make:
Eurocopter
Model:
BK117
MSN:
7059
Location:
Pauatahanui Inlet, Porirua Harbour, N of Wellington
Country:
New Zealand
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
Heliforce
Link:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11849029
Link:
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/video-helicopter-pilot-recounts-surviving-crash-landing-and-escaping-submerged-chopper-in-porirua-harbour
Link:
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/05/pilot-watches-2m-helicopter-pulled-from-porirua-harbour.html

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