10-Jun-11 N237AC Erickson S64F Plaster City, US-California

While setting an elecriticy tower within a utility right-of-way two miles SE of Plaster City, three of the helicopter’s four hooks holding up a tower section released. While hanging from the remaining hook, the structure was slowly lowered to the ground and, once on the ground, was released. The tower subsequently tipped over. No one was injured.

Date:
10 June, 2011
Reg:
N237AC
Make:
Sikorsky
Model:
S64
MSN:
64095
Location:
Plaster City
Country:
US-California
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
San-Diego-Gas-&-Electric
Link:
http://www.sdge.com/sunrisepowerlink/docs/061011_sunrise_incident.pdf
Link:
http://www.ivpressonline.com/news/quicknews/ivp-second-sunrise-powerlink-tower-drop-reported-20110610,0,1682841.story
Link:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jun/10/sdge-copter-has-second-powerlink-accident/

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