09-Sep-15 N253HP Airbus AS350B3 Draper, US-Utah

Rope became entangled in main rotor during a manoevre with one skid on a rock ledge while hovering,  Pilot Kent Harrison made some aggressive manoevres to avoid ground crews nearby, during which the tail hit a nearby cliff face.  Helicopter continued spinning, but pilot regained some control and continued to a safer landing zone and made an upright landing

Date
September 9, 2015
Reg
N253HP
Model
AS350
MSN
7533
Location
Corner Canyon in Draper
Country
US-Utah
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Utah-Dept-Public-Safety
Link 1
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=36477809&nid=148&title=helicopter-pilot-narrowly-avoids-crash-while-attempting-hiker-retrieval&fm=home_page
Link 2
http://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/near-helicopter-crash-in-draper
Link 3
https://www.ksl.com/?sid=39628019&

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