Geotech Aviation – Agusta AW119 MK II helicopter – Rigging Failure – Antenna Fell on House

C-GVMX, an Agusta AW119 MK II helicopter operated by Geotech Aviation, was operating at a height of approximately 400 feet AGL near Uxbridge, ON, and was carrying a geophysical antenna system as a slung load. During the flight, a failure in the antenna rigging system occurred and, as a result, the antenna fell to the ground and landed on a house. There was minor damage to the house and no injuries.