Aviation safety investigations & reports

Aerospatiale SA315B, VH-BQT, Sungai Rek, Kelantan MALAYSIA, 13 September 1986

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Status: Completed
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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    
State: Northern Territory    
Release date: 19 January 1988   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Minor  

Aircraft details

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  
Last update 16 November 2015