15-Nov-12 N7160V Bell 407 Riverton, US-Wyoming

Force landing after striking power lines.  Wire strike system successfully cut cables and helicopter landed safely.  This report suggests that the helicopter was flying at 80-100 ft altitude, and thus the crew “were acting outside the scope of their employment and in violation of Federal Aviation Regulations, company operational specifications and policies.”

Date:
15 November, 2012
Reg:
N7160V
Make:
Bell
Model:
B407
MSN:
53013
Location:
45 miles east of Riverton near the Lucky Mc Uranium District
Country:
US-Wyoming
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
Classic-Lifeguard
Link:
http://county10.com/2012/11/15/classic-aviation-air-ambulance-crashes-east-of-riverton-only-minor-injuries-reported/
Link:
http://dailyranger.com/story.php?story_id=4461&headline=Chopper-ambulance-crashes-after-hitting-power-line-in-rural-area
Link:
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Helicopter-lands-hard-after-hitting-power-lines-4041888.php

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