It appears the incident involving a kite and the police helicopter could have resulted in a fatal crash.
Cayman 27 reported earlier in the week an incident where the police helicopter’s rotor head became entangled with the line of a kite flying higher than the legal limit.
A crew member was hit by the flailing kite line, according to a CAA press release, which adds that a length of line had become wrapped around the rotor head. The CAA says that could have potentially restricted the control of the blades, leading to a fatal accident.
The CAA says kites can be flown up to 100 feet within three nautical miles of an airport and up to 200 feet anywhere else.