Report on accident near Brydalsfossen, Masfjorden municipality in Hordaland county, Norway, 7 December 2015 with Airbus Helicopters AS 350 B3, LN-OXG
The helicopter was sling loading poles in connection with work on a power line. As the helicopter was above the work site, a tree fell over. It first hit the helicopter's long line, and then hit a person on the ground who was seriously injured. The pilot maneuvered the helicopter away and radioed for assistance. It was probably the downdraft from LN-OXG's main rotor that caused the tree to fall over.
This report is in Norwegian only. No safety recommendation is issued in connection with this investigation.
|Location||Brydalsfossen, Masfjorden municipality, Hordaland county, Norway|
|Aircraft||Airbus Helicopter AS 350 B3 Ecureuil|
|Type of occurrence||Accident|
|Type of operation||Commercial, other|
|Category of operation||Light, helicopter (<= 2 250kg)|
|Aircraft category||Helicopter, Single-engine, Turboprop/turboshaft|