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

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