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|
|Aircraft||Eurocopter AS350 Ecureuil|
|Type of occurrence||Serious incident|
|Type of operation||Commercial, other|
|Category of operation||Light, helicopter (<= 2 250kg)|