25 July 1989
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At least nine helicopters have landed on the island and six fixed-wing aircraft have made close contact, ie, approached within a few hundred metres during the course of an overflight. (This does not include high flying commercial aircraft, en route between Easter Island and Tahiti, which are sometimes sighted from Oeno Island).
For those interested in such matters our records show that helicopters have landed on Pitcairn as follows:
Vessel Date Number of helicopters
HMS Warrior 31 July 1957 2
Eastwind (US) 14 October 1961 1
Atca (US) 2 April 1966 2
Sunnyvale (US) 1 August 1966 1
Breton (US) 12 February 1969 1 (landed 200 drums of diesel)
Jeanne d'Arc (French)
9 December 1971
Overflights by fixed-wing aircraft took place on:
25 July 1978 - a single engined Cessna made a private photo reconnaissance.
14 January 1983 - A Queen Air Beechcraft made a photographic
National Geographic magazine.
21 February 1983 - RNZAF Hercules C130 reconnaissance and maildrop.
31 May 1983 - RNZAF Hercules C130 dropped eleven tone bulldozer.
21 March 1985 - RNZAF Orion, maildrop.
2 March 1987 - RNZAF Orion, maildrop.