NTSB Identification: FTW97RA126
Accident occurred Saturday, March 15, 1997 in LOFSSJON, Sweden
Aircraft: Bell 205A1, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Minor.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On March 15, 1997, about 0700 local time in Sweden, a Bell Helicopter 205A1, SE-HSX, operated by Heliflug AB, Borlango, Sweden, collided with the ground and was destroyed after experiencing a mast separation approximately 10 meters off the ground during an external load operation. The pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft received minor injuries.

The mechanics were in a maintenance trailer that was approximately 150 meters from the initial aircraft location. One mechanic stepped out of the trailer upon hearing a noise change in the helicopter operation and received fatal injuries when he was struck by a main rotor blade.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Sweden. Any further information may be obtained from:

Board of Accident Investigation Sweden Telephone 46 8 441 38 20

This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the Government of Sweden.

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