17-Feb-19 ZK-HEX Airbus AS350 Nelson, New Zealand

The press release from investigators TAIC said “Something caused the pilot to conduct an emergency landing. [After jettisoning the water bucket,] The helicopter landed heavily and the sole pilot received moderate injuries. The nature of damage to the helicopter is yet to be established.”

Pilot named in this report as Bill Reid of Reid Helicopters

Date
February 17, 2019
Reg
ZK-
Make
Eurocopter
Model
AS350
MSN
1564
Location
Pigeon Valley area near Nelson
Country
New Zealand
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Reid-Helicopters
Link 1
https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/110663270/nelson-helicopter-pilot-bill-reid-recovering-after-hard-landing-near-nelson
Link 2
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12204785
Link 3
https://www.bea.aero/les-enquetes/les-evenements-notifies/detail/event/accident-de-lairbus-as350-immatricule-zk-hex-survenu-le-17022019-pres-de-wakefield-enquete-menee/

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