Wirestrike Accident Aérospatiale SA 315B Lama B-HJV, Monday 3 January 2011
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Date:Monday 3 January 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic LAMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aérospatiale SA 315B Lama
Registration: B-HJV
MSN: 2316
Year of manufacture:1990
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kau Lung Hnag Lo Wai, Fan Ling -   Hong Kong
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:External load operation
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Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The helicopter was conducting an underslung load operation on the hillside of Kau Lung Hang Lo Wai, Fanling. When the helicopter was setting down a load onto a work site located near an overhead high voltage electricity line pole, a sudden flash of fire occurred adjacent to the power cables below the helicopter. The generated sparks and smoke cascaded onto the ground, causing injuries to two ground workers.
After the accident, the helicopter climbed out of the site and returned to its base in Sek Kong. The underslung assembly and several items of the aircraft equipment were found to have been damaged.

Accident investigation:
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Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



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03-Aug-2023 09:23 harro Updated

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