Incident: Alouette III, IAC211, Ardmore Head Waterford, 10 Oct 1999: Report No 1999-022

SYNOPSIS

In the course of an SAR operation to lift a casualty from sea cliffs near Waterford, a thermal blanket was lifted by the rotor downwash and became briefly entangled in the helicopters rotors, causing a temporary loss of lift, which resulted in uncontrolled loss of altitude.

 

 

Occurrence Date: 
Sunday, 10 October, 1999
Report Date: 
Wednesday, 1 December, 1999