24-Dec-11 VH-SYZ AgustaWestland AW139 Carrington Falls, Australia (1F)

During winch operations, something occurred at the bottom of the line which has necessitated the cutting of the winch line and releasing it from the helicopter.  As a result, paramedic Michael Wilson on the end of the line received injuries from which he died.  No implication on the helicopter itself, more about the environment.

Date:
24 December, 2011
Reg:
VH-SYZ
Make:
AgustaWestland
Model:
AW139
MSN:
31155
Location:
nr Carrington Falls, NSW
Country:
Australia
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
1
Link:
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw-ambulance-helicopter-paramedic-mick-wilson-died-after-winch-line-in-rescue-operation-in-kangaroo-valley-was-cut/story-e6freuy9-1226230364369
Link:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/wife-mates-pay-tribute-to-hero-of-chopper-rescue/story-e6frg6nf-1226230819397

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