Accident MBB-Kawasaki BK117 B-2 ZK-HHJ, Tuesday 19 September 2023
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Date:Tuesday 19 September 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic BK17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
MBB-Kawasaki BK117 B-2
Owner/operator:Search and Rescue Services Limited / Westpac Rescue
Registration: ZK-HHJ
MSN: 1109
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Mount Pirongia, Waikato -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TAIC
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The BK-117 helicopter, ZK-HHJ, was conducting a search and rescue operation when it crashed into dense bush on a Mt Pirongia, south-west of Hamilton. The helicopter crew survived, reportedly uninjured.




Revision history:

19-Sep-2023 09:50 gerard57 Added
19-Sep-2023 13:33 Aerossurance Updated
19-Sep-2023 16:01 harro Updated
19-Sep-2023 18:09 Ron Averes Updated
20-Sep-2023 05:31 Anon. Updated
20-Sep-2023 05:32 harro Updated
20-Sep-2023 05:53 Aerossurance Updated
21-Sep-2023 06:20 Anon. Updated
21-Sep-2023 06:21 harro Updated
23-Sep-2023 06:33 Aerossurance Updated

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