02-Oct-15 JA9678 Airbus AS332L1 Itoigawa, Japan

Took off from a temporary helipad about 11:00 Japan Standard Time to carry liquid concrete in the externally slung bucket with a cargo hook. After unloaded the liquid concrete, the pilot mistakenly operated the cargo hook release switch and the empty bucket, the weight of which was about 210 kg, was dropped unintentionally at an altitude about 240 m AGL. No one was injured. The aircraft sustained no damage.

Date
October 2, 2015
Reg
JA9678
Make
Eurocopter
Model
AS332
MSN
2231
Location
Itoigawa City, Niigata Prefecture
Country
Japan
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Aero-Asahi
Link 1
http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2015/2015.semaine.41.pdf

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