AO-2020-003

Photo - TAIC investigators inspect the helicopter wreckage on the beach
TAIC investigators inspect the helicopter wreckage on the beach | Photo: RNZ | Tracy Neal
Airbus Helicopter EC120, impact with terrain, Kekerengu River mouth, 15 December 2020
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Current
Occurrence Date
Jurisdiction
NZ
At Kekerengu River mouth, North of Kaikōura, an Airbus Helicopter EC120 with 5 persons on board lost control, descended and impacted shallow water close to beach. Two persons were reported as fatally injured, three seriously injured.

[As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings]