08-Nov-17 N138WH Hughes 500D Sulphur, US-Louisiana (2F)

Two men working on power lines from the helicopter,  and  heir safety harness failed because it had been rubbing against the power lines causing it to “snap” the release from Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reportedly said.  Both men fell about 100 feet to their deaths from the helicopter – they were later named as Nicholas Gamalski, 27, and Travis Chiokai, 26.

Date:
8 November, 2017
Reg:
N138WH
Make:
MD Helicopters
Model:
MD500D
MSN:
1027D
Location:
N. Claiborne Street and W. Houston River Road in Sulphur
Country:
US-Louisiana
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
2
Link:
http://www.12newsnow.com/news/local/two-power-line-workers-fall-to-their-deaths-from-helicopter-in-sulphur/490006711
Link:
http://klfy.com/2017/11/07/two-men-killed-after-falling-from-helicopter-in-sulphur/
Link:
http://kfdm.com/news/local/two-men-in-sulphur-fall-100-feet-to-their-deaths-from-helicopter

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