26-Mar-21 VH-TJH Leonardo AW139 Katoomba, Australia

While conducting a single-pilot EMS flight, the aircraft was flown to the hover and an NVG winch commenced. During the winch, the aircraft drifted and descended towards terrain. The aircraft was recovered in close proximity to obstacles and during the recovery, the helicopter sustained an over torque.

Date:
26 March, 2021
Reg:
VH-TJH
Make:
Leonardo
Model:
AW139
MSN:
31721
Location:
Approx 7.5 km 185° from Katoomba, NSW
Country:
Australia
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
Helicorp
Link:
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2021/aair/ao-2021-018/

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