National Airborne Service Corps, Ministry of the Interior NA-104 Occurrence Initial Report
On November 4th, 2018, the National Airborne Service Corps (NASC), Ministry of Interior, an AS-365 helicopter, registration No. NA-104, took off from Kaohsiung International Airport at 1715 to carry out a sea emergency medical hoist up rescue mission, with 5 crewmembers on board. At about 1726, while hoisted the patient, the patient fell off the stretcher into the sea from the air. The patient was hoisting again and returned to Kaohsiung International Airport for medical treatment.
After receiving the notification, the Aviation Safety Council(ASC) sent an investigator to NASC Kaohsiung to conduct personnel interviews and collecting relevant information on the occurrence. In accordance with the Aviation Occurrence Investigation Act, the ASC identified this event was an aviation occurrence. The Investigator-In-Charge and investigation team were assigned to proceed the occurrence investigation.
Further information of the occurrence will be published after the completion of the factual data report.
Sherry Liu, Engineer