Report on accident near Brydalsfossen, Masfjorden municipality in Hordaland county, Norway, 7 December 2015 with Airbus Helicopters AS 350 B3, LN-OXG

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Description

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
Occurrence date
07.12.2015
Aircraft
Airbus Helicopter AS 350 B3 Ecureuil
Registration
LN-OXG
Meteorological conditions
VMC
County
Hordaland
Type of occurrence
Accident
Type of operation
Commercial, other
Category of operation
Light, helicopter (<= 2 250kg)
Aircraft category
Helicopter, Single-engine, Turboprop/turboshaft
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