04-Jun-17 OE-BXY Airbus EC135 Hochsteiermark, Austria (2F)

During hoist operations with the rescuer and two patients being lifted, the wire separated from the helicopter causing all three to plunge into a ravine. The police rescuer age 28 and a woman aged 48 died from their injuries and a 47 year old man is seriously injured.  It is unknown why the wire separated from the helicopter

The police report of the accident says there were strong winds and the bad weather.

Date:
4 June, 2017
Reg:
OE-BXY
Make:
Eurocopter
Model:
EC135
MSN:
0677
Location:
Hochsteiermark
Country:
Austria
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
2
Operator:
Austrian-Police
Link:
http://www.bmi.gv.at/cms/bmi/_news/bmi.aspx?id=63564D7842634B63625A303D&page=0&view=1
Link:
http://steiermark.orf.at/news/stories/2847351/
Link:
http://www.krone.at/oesterreich/drama-bei-seilbergung-polizist-und-alpinistin-tot-in-schlucht-gestuerzt-story-572667

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