04-Jun-17 OE-BXY Airbus EC135 Hochsteiermark, Austria (2F)

During hoist operations with the rescuer and two patients being lifted, the wire separated from the helicopter causing all three to plunge into a ravine. The police rescuer age 28 and a woman aged 48 died from their injuries and a 47 year old man is seriously injured.  It is unknown why the wire separated from the helicopter

The police report of the accident says there were strong winds and the bad weather.

Date
June 4, 2017
Reg
OE-BXY
Make
Eurocopter
Model
EC135
MSN
0677
Location
Hochsteiermark
Country
Austria
CivilMilitary
Civil
Fatal
2
Operator
Austrian-Police
Link 1
http://www.bmi.gv.at/cms/bmi/_news/bmi.aspx?id=63564D7842634B63625A303D&page=0&view=1
Link 2
http://steiermark.orf.at/news/stories/2847351/
Link 3
http://www.krone.at/oesterreich/drama-bei-seilbergung-polizist-und-alpinistin-tot-in-schlucht-gestuerzt-story-572667

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