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Two crew members survive unhurt as the world's first carbon fibre helicopter ditches into the water and sinks in Auckland harbour. Full Story: The pilot and the passenger on board the world's first carbon fibre helicopter walked away unscathed on Tuesday (May 7) after the aircraft crashed into the water at Auckland harbour. The moment of impact was caught on camera as Composite Helicopters International filmed the event for a promotional video.Pilot, Peter Maloney said he saw a turbine warning light come on and then lost power before declaring a mayday and performing what he described as a textbook emergency ditching into the water. [Peter Maloney, Pilot]: "The water landing was effectively uneventful, everything went as it should do in a condition like that and we both managed to get out of the aircraft without any injuries." [Nina Heatley, Crash Suvivor]: "The landing was amazingly smooth for an emergency landing." Peter Maloney's company built the KC-518, the world's first all carbon kevlar helicopter which is still being tested. [Peter Maloney, Pilot]: "The aircraft has done about 200 hours of flying and the reason we're over the water is because we're still in our flight evaluation phase if you like. Up until now the helicopter has been flying very well." The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand said they will investigate the cause of the crash. For more news and videos visit ☛ http://ntd.tv Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C
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Crew Rescued After World's First Carbon Fibre Helicopter Crashed
Two crew members survive unhurt as the world's first carbon fibre helicopter ditches into the water and sinks in Auckland harbour. Full Story: The pilot and the passenger on board the world's first carbon fibre helicopter walked away unscathed on Tuesday (May 7) after the aircraft crashed into the water at Auckland harbour. The moment of impact was caught on camera as Composite Helicopters International filmed the event for a promotional video.Pilot, Peter Maloney said he saw a turbine warning light come on and then lost power before declaring a mayday and performing what he described as a textbook emergency ditching into the water. [Peter Maloney, Pilot]: "The water landing was effectively uneventful, everything went as it should do in a condition like that and we both managed to get out of the aircraft without any injuries." [Nina Heatley, Crash Suvivor]: "The landing was amazingly smooth for an emergency landing." Peter Maloney's company built the KC-518, the world's first all carbon kevlar helicopter which is still being tested. [Peter Maloney, Pilot]: "The aircraft has done about 200 hours of flying and the reason we're over the water is because we're still in our flight evaluation phase if you like. Up until now the helicopter has been flying very well." The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand said they will investigate the cause of the crash. For more news and videos visit ☛ http://ntd.tv Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C
Date: 5/7/13
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