The tail rotor of a Bell 412 struck a tree while it was attempting to refill its water bucket February 26, 2019 in the northwest part of Spain. The firefighting helicopter (EC-MAQ) operated by Babcock settled upright in a couple of feet of water in the Narcea River in Belmonte de Miranda, Asturias (map).
Photos show damage to the tail rotor. There were no reported injuries.
📷Se observan daños en el rotor de cola. pic.twitter.com/vbu44VKL6C
— ATBRIF (@AT_Brif) February 26, 2019