Investigation led by TAIC - New Zealand

Accident to the Airbus EC120 registered ZK-HEK on 15/12/2020 at Kekerengu

Preliminary data based on the notification from the New Zealand authorities:

On approach to landing the helicopter was observed by an eye witness to turn and commence a spiral descent impacting the ground. The aircraft came to rest, partly submerged, at the edge of the ocean. The aircraft personnel were removed by first responders and the aircraft was dragged above the high tide mark.