01-Nov-13 ZK-HZE Bell 206B Marlborough, New Zealand

During 1080 drop, the loaded bucket had an un-commanded release. As the bucket fell away, one of the broken pneumatic control lines flicked up and struck both the helicopter and the pilot’s eye. A precautionary landing made and the wind screen was noted to be cracked. Pilot sustained a small cut to his right eye.

Date:
1 November, 2013
Reg:
ZK-HZE
Make:
Bell
Model:
B206
MSN:
769
Location:
Marlborough
Country:
New Zealand
Operator:
Marlborough-Helicopters
Link:
http://www.caa.govt.nz/Weekly_Accident_Reports/Accidents_registered_to_11_Nov_2013.pdf

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