Incident Robinson R44 II , Sunday 14 April 2019
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Date:Sunday 14 April 2019
Time:08:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R44 II
Owner/operator:
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Otaki, Wellington 5 -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The pilot was conducting aerial spraying when the helicopter struck an electric fence wire. He was aware of the location of the wire and had avoided it during the other spray runs. He could not explain why he ‘cut the corner’ and hit the wire during that particular run.
He managed to execute an emergency landing. However, the helicopter suffered extensive damage to the front canopy and a rotor blade.

Sources:

CAA Occurrence Ref 19/2728

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-May-2021 18:25 harro Added
09-Feb-2022 17:05 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
13-Feb-2022 04:02 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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