The crashed remains of the Robinson R44 Raven II ZK-HBQ3 (c/n 10516) have been located after it went missing on a flight from Karamea to Nelson on Tuesday the 7th. Sadly the pilot was found at the site.
Photograph taken at Nelson by Dave Paull on 10-02-2010
ZK-HBQ was imported by, and registered to Skysales (NZ) Ltd of Christchurch on 12-11-2004.
It was assembled by Airmec at West Melton with the ownership being transferred to Alpine Choppers Ltd of Wanaka on the 30th. On 16-12-2004 it was changed to Alpine Helicopters Ltd.
Helicopter Charter Karamea 2006 Ltd took it over from 05-10-2006