AO-2021-003

Helicopter, Impact with terrain, Lammerlaw Range
Status
Current
Occurrence Date
Jurisdiction
NZ
A Eurocopter ‘Squirrel’ AS350 helicopter impacted terrain in the Lammerlaw Range above the Waipori River, about 10 km North of Lawrence in Otago at about 5:30 am on 16 September 2021. The helicopter was destroyed and there was one fatality -- the pilot, who was the only person on board.

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