Report 2014/10

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Description

Helicopter LN-OFC intended to land near a communications antenna, and the pilot lost visual references due to dry snow blowing up from the ground (white-out). Because of the loss of visual references, the helicopter moved unintentionally forward and under a power line that supplied the communications antenna with electrical power. The line caught the strobe light on the tail vertical fin, and it was torn off. The helicopter landed and was inspected. No other damage was detected.

This report is in Norwegian only. No safety recommendation is issued in connection with this investigation.

Location
Selnesåsen, Ulsfjord, Lyngen in Troms
Occurrence date
18.03.2014
Aircraft
Eurocopter AS350 Ecureuil
Operator
Helitrans AS
Registration
LN-OFC
Meteorological conditions
VMC
County
Troms
Type of occurrence
Serious incident
Type of operation
Commercial, other
Category of operation
Light, helicopter (<= 2 250kg)
Aircraft category
Helicopter
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