Incident Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil ZK-HPB, Monday 9 December 2019
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Date:Monday 9 December 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Volcanic Air
Registration: ZK-HPB
MSN: 4115
Year of manufacture:2006
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:White Island -   New Zealand
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Eurocopter AS350B2 Ecureuil from Volcanic Air was damaged by the eruption on White Island. Passengers and crew are apparently all accounted for and have arrived back in Whakatane by boat according to Volcanic Air. A helicopter can be seen with a apparent damage on video.

Sources: (photo)


09/12/19 - White Island coast


USGS-Smithsonian Weekly Volcanism Report November 27 to December 3, 2019.

Revision history:

09-Dec-2019 07:57 Awesome aircraft Added
09-Dec-2019 09:01 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-Dec-2019 09:02 RobertMB Updated [Operator]
09-Dec-2019 12:57 Anon. Updated [Photo]
09-Dec-2019 14:09 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
09-Dec-2019 14:11 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
09-Dec-2019 17:53 dfix1 Updated [Embed code]
10-Dec-2019 04:39 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Source]
10-Dec-2019 09:46 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
22-Nov-2023 10:14 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Embed code]

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