31-Aug-13 VH-VAS Bell 412EP Mansfield, Australia (1F)

68-year old man, named as Robert Davis, fell 30m from a winch harness and died while being winched on board after injuring his ankle.  Press reports say he weighed between 120 – 140 kg, and this will be taken into account during the investigations.

Date:
31 August, 2013
Reg:
VH-VAS
Make:
Bell
Model:
B412
MSN:
36504
Location:
Macs Cove, near Lake Eildon, Mansfield, Victoria
Country:
Australia
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
Air-Ambulance-Victoria
Link:
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2013/aair/ao-2013-136.aspx
Link:
http://www.smh.com.au/national/investigations-launched-after-man-falls-to-his-death-during-helicopter-rescue-20130902-2szfp.html

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