Investigation led by JTSB - Japan

Serious incident to the Airbus AS350 registered JA-504D on 04/12/2020 at Higashi Matsuyama

Preliminary data based on the notification from the Japanese authorities:

The aircraft took off from Temporary Helipad in Higashi Matsuyama City, Miyagi Prefecture at 10:50 (JST) on December 4. During the flight carrying trees (the total weight of about 380 kg) slung external to the aircraft at an altitude of about 90 meters around Miyato Kokegaura in Higashi Matsuyama City, the aircraft dropped one of them (the weight of about 30 kg) to a rice field.