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2019/07

Report on serious aviation incident in Marnardal municipality, Vest-Agder county, Norway 18 January 2018 involving Airbus Helicopters AS 350 B3, LN-OST operated by Pegasus Helicopter AS

Following heavy snowfall in the southern part of Norway, Pegasus Helicopter AS was engaged by Agder Energi to perform power line inspections. 18 January 2018, during inspection along a line, the helicopter came inadvertently near a crossing line.

Only coincidence prevented the helicopter from hitting the crossing line and the incident is classified as serious. The AIBN has also investigated an accident that occurred when the Finnish helicopter company Heliwest flew inspection and documentation of the distribution network belonging to Agder Energi on 21 June 2018 (SL Rap 2019/08). The two reports should be read in context.

This report is in Norwegian only.

No safety recommendation is issued in connection with this investigation.

Facts

Location Marnardal Municipality, Vest-Agder County, Norway
Occurrence date 18.01.2018
Aircraft Airbus Helicopter AS 350 B3 Ecureuil
Operator Pegasus Helicopter AS
Registration LN-OST
Meteorological conditions VMC
County Vest-Agder
Type of occurrence Serious incident
Type of operation Commercial, other
Category of operation Heavy, helicopter (> 2 250kg)
Aircraft category Helicopter, Single-engine, Turboprop/turboshaft
FIR/AOR ENOS (Oslo ATCC)

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