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During reconnaissance to land on a golf course, the helicopter suddenly rotates left on its yaw axis, falls from a height of 5 to 10 m by making several turns on itself, and collides with the ground on one of the courses of the golf course. Two POB, one reported seriously injured, the other lightly… Read more »
The helicopter hit a pole and crashed at 4.30am whilst engaged in frost control operations due to the pilot being unable to see due to the canopy fogging up. The pilot was injured.
Pilot made an emergency landing in a paddock for unknown reason. Inspection cover in firewall had not been closed during pre-flight checks and helicopter was consumed by fire. Sole occupant pilot got out OK without injury
Pilot had completed a 360° turn to the right and was commencing with the same exercise to the left, approximately 90° through the turn the skid gear impacted with the ground, the helicopter continue to rotate to the left and tail rotor stinger and lower fenestron fin assembly impacted with the ground, which had caused… Read more »
Landing accident and helicopter ended up on its side. Note that from the two links provided, the TVNZ link shows the helicopter at the accident location and The Press link shows it after being removed from there to a grassy area for recovery away from the site
Practising autorotation when it hit the ground tail first at very low rotor RPM and one blade struck the tail boom. The helicopter came to rest on its skids and there were no injuries to the instructor or student. BEA data refers to ” A broken cam of the throttle was found.” That report also… Read more »