AO-2022-002

The accident helicopter wrecked at the accident site, a paddock adjoining the Arapito River. Photo: NZ Police
The accident helicopter wrecked at the accident site, a paddock adjoining the Arapito River. Photo: NZ Police
Helicopter, Inflight breakup, Karamea, 2 January 2022
Status
Current
Occurrence Date
Jurisdiction
NZ
A Robinson R22 helicopter was approaching to land when it experienced difficulties, pitched down and impacted the ground hard. The pilot, the only person on board, was seriously injured in the accident.
[As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings].
Location
Karamea, NZ (-41.250625,172.119842) [may be approximate]