Aviation AO-2018-005

The crash scene
The crash scene
Hughes MD600N Helicopter, impact with terrain, North East of Waiouru, 14 June 2018
Status: Current
Occurrence Date: 
14 June 2018
This inquiry is ongoing. The circumstances reported at commencement were that a Hughes MD600N helicopter crashed at a remote location North East of Waiouru. The helicopter was on a commercial operation with 5 people on board when it crashed. Three people were hospitalised, and there were no fatalities at the site. The helicopter was extensively damaged.
North East of Waiouru (-39.3350,176.0744) [may be approximate]