The ATSB is investigating a sling loading incident involving a Bell 205A-1 helicopter, registered VH-HUE, 39 km SE of Talbingo, NSW, on 10 January 2019.
During sling load operations, the load released and struck the loadmaster resulting in serious injuries.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the pilot and witnesses.
A report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.
Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate action can be taken.
|Date:||10 January 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||12:05 ESuT||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||39 km SE of Talbingo||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Objects falling from aircraft|
|Report status:||Pending||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Expected completion:||2nd Quarter 2019||Highest injury level:||Serious|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Bell Helicopter Co|
|Type of operation||Aerial Work|
|Damage to aircraft||Unknown|