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Composite Helicopters have accident with second KC 518 Adventourer prototype

Composite Helicopters have accident with second KC 518 Adventourer prototype

New Zealand based Composite Helicopters have unfortunately had an accident with their second flying prototype of their five-seat KC518 Aventourer helicopter.  NZ Herald reports that co-founder Peter Maloney remained on site to see the helicopter put onto a trailer for the short journey back to their base at North Shore airfield, while co-pilot Norbert Idelon… Read more »

10-Nov-14

08-Nov-14 ZK-HOL Composite Helicopters KC518 Silverdale, New Zealand

Emergency field landing on a test flight, ending up with helicopter lying on its side.  Pilot Peter Maloney was attended to on site, while co-pilot Herbert Idelon was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.  Location was two miles north-east of their intended destination – their home base North Shore Airfield.  See also interview… Read more »

08-Nov-14

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NZ – Six-seat Composite prototype ditches into Auckland harbour

NZ – Six-seat Composite prototype ditches into Auckland harbour

The only flying prototype of the all-composite six-seat helicopter dubbed “Adventourer” has ditched into Auckland Harbour in the channel between North Head and Rangitoto and sunk, bringing the development program to a halt. The salt water will no doubt mean a complete re-build and a significant pause in the development program of the KC518 helicopter being… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-May-13

07-May-13 ZK-ICM Composite Helicopters KC518 Auckland, New Zealand

Technical issue forced pilot to ditch prototype 5-place turbine helicopter on a test flight into Auckland Harbour.  Pilot named as company owner Peter Maloney, while the female passenger has not been named

07-May-13