Helicopter External Sling Load Operation Occurrences in New Zealand

HESLO (Under Slung Load) Occurrences in New Zealand

Data issued by  the NZ Helicopter Association and NZ CAA show a rising trend in reported occurrences in NZ relating to external load operations and equipment.

HESLO NZ

Around 60% of the reports relate to HESLO equipment or its rigging and about 35% relate to operations with a load.

The report mentions UK CAA CAP426 Helicopter External Load Operations from 2006 as a safety resource.

Other Safety Resources

Also: the UK AAIB report on a fatal accident to AS350B2 G-PLMH during HESLO with a boat at Loch Scadavay, Western Isles, Scotland, 13 June 2018, was issued in July 2019.


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