The ATSB is investigating a cable failure from a rescue hoist fitted to an Airbus AS 350 helicopter, registered VH-UAH, Bulga, NSW, on 5 February 2020.
The helicopter crew were conditioning the cable during the conduct of maintenance on the rescue hoist when the cable failed. There were no injuries.
As part of the investigation, ATSB investigators will interview the crew, examine the rescue hoist and fractured cable, and collect other evidence including maintenance records and technical data.
Should any safety critical information be discovered at any time during the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify operators and regulators so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken.
A final report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation.
|Date:||05 February 2020||Investigation status:||Active|
|Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Bulga||Investigation phase:||Examination and analysis|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Infrastructure - Other|
|Occurrence category:||Serious Incident|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||3rd Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Airbus Helicopters|
|Aircraft model||AS 350 B3|
|Type of operation||Aerial Work|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Bankstown, New South Wales|
|Destination||Bankstown, New South Wales|