Vanuatu

NH90 acquisition criticised as NZ use Seasprite for Vanuatu aid flights

NH90 acquisition criticised as NZ use Seasprite for Vanuatu aid flights

1-Apr-2015Source: The New Zealand Herald

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the difficulties in using the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s helicopters in cyclone-hit Vanuatu shows the Government needs to be very careful in making its next military purchases. See Full Story... Read more

Vanuatu / Cyclone Pam – Garden City Helicopters to the rescue

Vanuatu / Cyclone Pam – Garden City Helicopters to the rescue

17-Mar-2015Source: HeliHub.com

New Zealand operator Garden City Helicopters has sent an AS350 and a BK117 to Vanuatu to help with the ongoing humanitarian aid operation in the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Pam, which hit the archipelago country on Saturday 14th.  President Baldwin Lonsdale is quoted as saying the storm has wiped out all development of recent... Read more

Vanuatu asks Australia to investigate fatal H500D accident

Vanuatu asks Australia to investigate fatal H500D accident

1-Sep-2011Source: ATSB

Incident referred to is in HeliHub.com accident data at 28-Aug-11 YJ-HEL Hughes 369D South Malakula, Vanuatu (1F) On 29 August 2011, the ATSB was notified by the Vanuatu Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of an accident that occurred on the island of Maleluka, Vanuatu on 26 August 2011 and involved Hughes 369D helicopter, registered YJ-HEL. It... Read more

28-Aug-11 YJ-HEL Hughes 369D South Malakula, Vanuatu (1F)

28-Aug-11 YJ-HEL Hughes 369D South Malakula, Vanuatu (1F)

28-Aug-2011

Crashed in mountainous terrain.  Two passengers survived with serious injuries, but pilot Phil Cotter, age 62, died. Uncorroborated reports quote cargo net round the main rotor head.... Read more

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