Alert 09 – 31 Helicopter Wheel Snags Helideck Net Near Miss with High Severity Potential


Just before lifting off the helideck, the helicopter moved slightly forward and slid to the side causing the net on that side to buckle up and catch on the wheel. The Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) observed the net caught on the wheel and radioed to inform the pilot. Fortunately the net self-released from the wheel as it was lifted about 30 cm (1 ft) off the helideck.

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