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Serious incident at an exercise with a helicopter 16 from the Swedish Armed Forces in Vättern

Date of occurrence: 2015-10-15

A helicopter 16 from the Swedish Armed Forces Helicopter Wing practiced embark and disembark personnel using a rope on the road ferry Christina Brahe in lake Vättern. At the event the helicopter came too far from the ferry and the persons hanging on the rope had to throw themselves into the water to avoid any damage.

Mikael Karanikas
Investigator in charge
Agne Widholm

Latest investigation updates

2017-06-29 Final report
Final report with summary in English RM 2017:01

Investigation started
Fact-finding phase
Analyzing phase
External consultation process closed
Final report published
Recommendation handling underway
Recommendation handling closed