Recommendation Date:26 April 2017
Date Closed:23 May 2018
On 26 April 2017 a recommendation was made to the Director of Civil Aviation that, as a matter of urgency, he use this interim report, the service letter from Eurocopter (Service Letter No. 1727-25-05) and any other pertinent material to remind the aviation industry of the lessons learned from accidents involving sling loads, in particular the use of monsoon buckets during firefighting operations
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the recommendation. The Director accepts the recommendation and will implement it as soon as practicable. In doing so, the CAA have a number of options available for alerting the aviation industry concerned. These options will be considered as to the preferred action response in due course.