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:
17 February, 2019
Reg:
ZK-
Make:
Eurocopter
Model:
AS350
MSN:
1564
Location:
Pigeon Valley area near Nelson
Country:
New Zealand
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
Reid-Helicopters
Link:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/110663270/nelson-helicopter-pilot-bill-reid-recovering-after-hard-landing-near-nelson
Link:
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12204785
Link:
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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