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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 139159.015 Event: 09/10/2021Employee Is Killed When Helicopter Strikes Power Lines
At 2:00 p.m. on September 10, 2021, an employee (Pilot) was assisting with herdi ng cattle at a ranch. The employee's helicopter struck power lines causing the h elicopter to crash and killing the employee.
Keywords: agriculture, agriculture machinery/vehicle, aircraft, blunt force, blunt force trauma, chest, flying object, head, helicopter, inattention, nerve damage, obstructed view, power lines, struck against
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1553142.015 Fatality Airplane pilots and navigators

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