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

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TAIC photo

Date:
15 December, 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
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
2
Operator:
Glenloch-Helicopters
Link:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/123719857/pilot-killed-in-helicopter-crash-was-stalwart-in-tech-industry
Link:
https://www.taic.org.nz/news/new-taic-inquiry-helicopter-crash-kekerengu-river-mouth
Link:
https://www.odt.co.nz/star-news/star-districts/investigators-seek-clues-cause-kaik%C5%8Dura-helicopter-crash

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