08-Nov-17 N138WH Hughes 500D Sulphur, US-Louisiana (2F)

Two men working on power lines from the helicopter,  and  heir safety harness failed because it had been rubbing against the power lines causing it to “snap” the release from Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reportedly said.  Both men fell about 100 feet to their deaths from the helicopter – they were later named as Nicholas Gamalski, 27, and Travis Chiokai, 26.

Date
November 8, 2017
Reg
N138WH
Make
MD Helicopters
Model
MD500D
MSN
1027D
Location
N. Claiborne Street and W. Houston River Road in Sulphur
Country
US-Louisiana
CivilMilitary
Civil
Fatal
2
Link 1
http://www.12newsnow.com/news/local/two-power-line-workers-fall-to-their-deaths-from-helicopter-in-sulphur/490006711
Link 2
http://klfy.com/2017/11/07/two-men-killed-after-falling-from-helicopter-in-sulphur/
Link 3
http://kfdm.com/news/local/two-men-in-sulphur-fall-100-feet-to-their-deaths-from-helicopter

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