Investigation led by CENIPA - Brazil

Incident to the Airbus EC225 registered PR-OMW on 15/04/2021 at Carauari

Preliminary data based on the notification from the Brazilian authorities:

The aircraft took off from the eventual landing area known as RNB-02 - Buriti (ZZZZ), municipality of Caruari, AM, at 14h58min (UTC), with two crew members on board, direct to the eventual landing area known as 'Fortaleza Base' (ZZZZ), municipality of Carauari, AM, in order to perform an external-load operation, with two crew members on board. During the approach to landing at the destination, the external-load was accidentally released.