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The pilot was required to carry out a rope laying operations for the purpose of transmission line installation, between pylons. After take-off the pilot established a 20 feet hover, 10 metres west of one of the pylons. A worker standing on the ground was observed to be walking towards the helicopter holding in his right hand the rope attached to the pylon. As the rope became taut, it was struck by the the main rotor blades. Control of the helicopter was lost. The investigation was carried out by the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia.

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General details
Date: 13 September 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1600  
Location:Sungai Rek, Kelantan MALAYSIA Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Northern Territory  
Release date: 19 January 1988  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Aerospatiale Industries 
Aircraft model: SA315 
Aircraft registration: VH-BQT 
Serial number: 2378 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Sungai Rek, Kelantan
Departure time:1600
Destination:Sungai Rek, Kelantan
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