15-Dec-20 ZK-HEK Airbus H120 Kekerengu, New Zealand (2F)

Helicopter crashed on rocky beach.  Eyewitness reported seeing the helicopter spiralling out of control and plummeting to the ground

Two fatalities named as owner/pilot Andrew Hamish Davidson, 60, and wife Lin Chen, 39.  Three injured passengers including their two children and another child.  The children – two boys and a girl – were all aged under 14

Image

TAIC photo

Date
December 15, 2020
Reg
ZK-HEK
Make
Eurocopter
Model
EC120
MSN
1023
Location
beach at mouth of the Kekerengu River, 60km north of Kaikōura
Country
New Zealand
CivilMilitary
Civil
Fatal
2
Operator
Glenloch-Helicopters
Link 1
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/123719857/pilot-killed-in-helicopter-crash-was-stalwart-in-tech-industry
Link 2
https://www.taic.org.nz/news/new-taic-inquiry-helicopter-crash-kekerengu-river-mouth
Link 3
https://www.odt.co.nz/star-news/star-districts/investigators-seek-clues-cause-kaik%C5%8Dura-helicopter-crash

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