Mast bumping blamed for chopper crash that killed Matt Wallis

From Checkpoint, 6:20 pm on 26 November 2020

Mast bumping - likely brought on by turbulence and flight speed - is being blamed for a helicopter crash that killed its pilot.

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission released its final report into the crash over that killed pilot Matthew Wallis in 2018 in Lake Wanaka.

He was flying a Robinson R-44 - a helicopter that continues to be on the Commission's 'watch-list'.

Eva Corlett reports.