16-Dec-20 ZK-IAY Robinson R44 Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

43 year old pilot injured in accident while involved in ag spraying work, after hitting wires and crashing on a steep hillside.  Helicopter came to a halt further down the slope, but apparently still on its skids.  Airlifted to Gisborne Hospital

Registration has been assumed on the basis of this being the only R44 on the register in the name of Eastland Heli Services.  The operator name and helicopter type were taken from press reports

The owner of the company referred to the pilot as “John”

Date
December 16, 2020
Reg
ZK-IAY
Make
Robinson
Model
R44
MSN
1318
Location
Mahia Peninsula, Hawke's Bay
Country
New Zealand
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Eastland-Heli-Services
Link 1
https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/hawkes-bay/123720772/pilot-injured-in-helicopter-crash-in-hawkes-bay
Link 3
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/one-person-hurt-in-mahia-helicopter-crash/XSDEVWB2XPRZ4N5K2UHMJIZKWA/

Related Posts