Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Bell UH-1H Iroquois,N58468: Fatal accident occurred October 07, 2017 in Brian Head, Utah

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Rotorcraft, during external load agricultural operations, debris fell from the payload and fatally injured one (1) person on the ground.

Long -Line Leasing LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N58468 
 
Date: 07-OCT-17
Time: 13:00:00Z
Regis#: N58468
Aircraft Make: WESTERN INTERNATIONAL BELL
Aircraft Model: UH-1H
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: BRIAN HEAD
State: UTAH

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov
     


BRIAN HEAD, Utah, Oct. 8, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — An Alpine man who died Saturday afternoon after being struck by falling straw mulch during an airdrop at the site of the Brian Head fire been identified.

The deceased is Bryan Burr, 58, according to a news release from Iron County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred at about 1 p.m. in a remote location just above the Scout Camp off State Route 143, the news release said.

Crews were conducting aerial drops of straw mulch from a helicopter over the burn scar left by July’s Brian Head fire, when Burr, a ground crew member responsible for calling in the location of the drops was hit on the head by falling debris.

The helicopter pilot noticed the man had been injured and alerted another ground crew, who then called 911.

Brian Head Fire Marshal Jeff Morgan was airlifted to the site, and Burr was pronounced dead just before 2 p.m.

“It was determined he likely died as a result of blunt force trauma from falling debris during the airdrop,” the news release said.

The investigation is now being turned over to the National Transportation Safety Board officials, because an aircraft was involved.

Straw mulch is dropped at a burn site to provide ground cover, which is intended to reduce surface erosion, reduce downstream peak flows by absorbing rainfall, and secure seeds stored in the soil or applied as emergency treatment. Mulch also provides favorable moisture and temperature regimes for seed germination.

Original article can be found here ➤  http://gephardtdaily.com

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