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    Prang In New Brunswick

    CG machines are registered under the DOT umbrella. This was a CG machine, slinging CG comm towers...
  2. Cadors Number: 2014P1964 Occurrence Category(ies): Abnormal runway contact Other Occurrence Information Occurrence Type: Accident Occurrence Date: 2014-11-18 Occurrence Time: 1717 Z Day Or Night: day-time Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Canadian Aerodrome ID: CYLW Aerodrome Name: KELOWNA BC (CYLW) Occurrence Location: KELOWNA BC (CYLW) Province: British Columbia TC Region: Pacific Region Country: Canada World Area: North America Reported By: NAV CANADA Transportation Safety Board of Canada AOR Number: 181584-V1 TSB Class Of Investigation: Class 5 TSB Occurrence No: A14P0197 Occurrence Event Information Aircraft Information Registration Mark: GOHE Foreign Registration: Flight #: Flight Rule: VFR Aircraft Category: Helicopter Country of Registration: Canada Aircraft Make: ROBINSON Aircraft Model: R22 BETA Year Built: 1998 Amateur Built: No Engine Make: AVCO LYCOMING Engine Model: O-360-J2A Engine Type: Reciprocating Gear Type: Land Phase Of Flight: Landing Damage: Substantial Owner: Okanagan Mountain Helicopters Ltd Operator: OKANAGAN MOUNTAIN HELICOPTERS LTD. (14897) Operator Type: Commercial CARs Subpart: 406 Aircraft Event InformationHard landing ELT Occurrence Summary Date: 2014-11-19 Further Action Required: Yes O.P.I.: Commercial & Business Aviation Narrative: While on a training flight, an Okanagan Mountain Helicopters Robinson R22 Beta (C-GOHE) on a local flight from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) suffered a hard landing. Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was set off. No injuries and minimal damage to aircraft. ELT was turned off after four minutes. No operational impact. Date: 2014-11-24 Further Action Required: Yes O.P.I.: Commercial & Business Aviation Narrative: UPDATE: TSB Report#A14P0197: The Okanagan Helicopters R22, C-GOHE, with an instructor and student on board were practising auto rotations. RPM was not recovered in time and there was a hard landing. The skid gear was spread and the ELT activated. There were no injuries. Please note that for the most part, CADORS reports contain preliminary, unconfirmed data which can be subject to change.
  3. Cadors Number: 2014C4504 Occurrence Category(ies): External load related occurrences Occurrence Information Occurrence Type: Incident Occurrence Date: 2014-11-10 Occurrence Time: 1730 Z Day Or Night: day-time Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Canadian Aerodrome ID: CYKJ Aerodrome Name: KEY LAKE SK (CYKJ) Occurrence Location: KEY LAKE SK (CYKJ) Province: Saskatchewan TC Region: Prairie and Northern Region Country: Canada World Area: North America Reported By: Transportation Safety Board of Canada AOR Number: TSB Class Of Investigation: Class 5 TSB Occurrence No: A14C0171 Occurrence Event Information Aircraft Information Registration Mark: GZRN Foreign Registration: Flight #: Flight Rule: UNK Aircraft Category: Helicopter Country of Registration: Canada Aircraft Make: BELL Aircraft Model: 407 Year Built: 1996 Amateur Built: No Engine Make: ALLISON Engine Model: 250-C47B Engine Type: Turbo shaft Gear Type: Land Phase Of Flight: Cruise Damage: No Damage Owner: Helicopter Transport Services (Canada) Inc. Operator: Helicopter Transport Services (Canada) Inc. (185) Operator Type: Commercial CARs Subpart: Aircraft Event Information External load Occurrence Summary Date: 2014-11-24 Further Action Required: No O.P.I.: Narrative: TSB Report#A14C0171: The Helicopter Transport Services Bell 407, registration C-GZRN, was transporting an external load using a 100 foot longline. While enroute, the slung load which consisted of two empty collapsible fuel bladders released without warning. The helicopter then returned back to the base without incident. It was reported that an oversized D-ring was used to connect the net to the remote hook. The D-ring began to twist and opened the keeper on the hook. Please note that for the most part, CADORS reports contain preliminary, unconfirmed data which can be subject to change.
  4. Cadors Number: 2014A1082 Occurrence Category(ies): Other External load related occurrences Low altitude operations Occurrence Information Occurrence Type: Accident Occurrence Date: 2014-11-04 Occurrence Time: 1800 Z Day Or Night: day-time Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Canadian Aerodrome ID: Aerodrome Name: Occurrence Location: 4.5 NM southeast of Grand Manan Airport Province: New Brunswick TC Region: Atlantic Region Country: Canada World Area: North America Reported By: Transportation Safety Board of Canada AOR Number: TSB Class Of Investigation: Class 5 TSB Occurrence No: A14A0093 Occurrence Event Information Aircraft Information Registration Mark: GCHR Foreign Registration: Flight #: Flight Rule: Aircraft Category: Helicopter Country of Registration: Canada Aircraft Make: BELL Aircraft Model: 206L-1 Year Built: 1979 Amateur Built: No Engine Make: ALLISON Engine Model: 250-C28B Engine Type: Turbo shaft Gear Type: Land Phase Of Flight: Hover Damage: Substantial Owner: Government Of Canada, Department Of Transport Operator: GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT (2134) Operator Type: State CARs Subpart: Other Aircraft Event InformationExternal load Loss of control - inflight Windshield/window (aircraft) Occurrence Summary Date: 2014-11-13 Further Action Required: No O.P.I.: Narrative: TSB Report#A14A0093: The Department of Transport, Aircraft Services Directorate, Bell 206L-1 helicopter (C-GCHR) was carrying out a slinging operation to install a marine navigation tower into a base located in Cheney Passage off Grand Manan, NB.The 20 ft high tower was being supported by 2- 15 ft long rope straps which were attached to the helicopter's cargo hook by a 4 ft long lanyard. When the tower was partially installed it became misaligned and tipped to one side. As the pilot began to correct for the misalignment the tower swung around and the helicopter banked to the right. When the pilot attempted to lift the tower that had become stuck in the base the helicopter continued to bank to the right. An attempt was made to release the load and although the cargo hook functioned correctly, the lanyard would not slide off the cargo hook. The 2 rope straps subsequently failed and the helicopter jerked upward. Once stabilized and in level flight the pilot noted that both main bubble windows were cracked. The helicopter was flown to a landing site uneventfully. The pilot, the sole occupant, was uninjured. After landing, it was noted that the tip of the wire strike arm on the roof of the cabin had broken off and both main rotor blades were damaged on the bottom of the blade. Please note that for the most part, CADORS reports contain preliminary, unconfirmed data which can be subject to change.
  5. Looks like a Mooney M20C is going to be up for sale pretty soon...
  6. Sorry Bob, but your figures are skewed somewhat. I know companies will hire lots of low-time pilots and put them on ground crew. Those who make the cut might be flying three or four years down the road. I think you need to look at who's still in the industry after five years. I know that's hard to do in the absence of TC stats, but you can do simple math: Back in 2008 when the last stats were released by TC, there are approximately 2000 commercial helicopter pilots with a TC license that kept their medicals up to date each year. This included all of the low-timers and others who don't fly for whatever reasons. That same year, approximately 250 new licenses were issued accross Canada. So in every eight years, the puppy mills generate enough new pilots to completely turn over the industry... Definitely not sustainable IMHO...
  7. 2014-11-06 Further Action Required: No O.P.I.: Narrative: UPDATE: TSB Report#A14P0183: The Helijet Sikorsky S-76A (C-GHJL) was on a test flight about 7 nm S of CYVR when the number 2 engine (Allison 250-C30S) experienced an uncommanded acceleration. The crew reduced power to the number 2 engine, declared an emergency and returned to CYVR for an uneventful landing. The number 2 engine and N2 governor had been recently replaced because of an 18 October 2014 power-loss event (occurrence number A14P0175) and engine chip light events on 23 and 25 Oct 2014 (occurrence number A14P0179). Following the 29 Oct 2014 uncommanded engine acceleration event, company maintenance replaced the droop compensator amplifier (p/n 76900-01880-106) and inspected the associated wiring.
  8. Date: 2014-11-04 Further Action Required: No O.P.I.: Narrative: Update Maintenance & Manufacturing: The amplifier for the #2 droop compensator was replaced. Test flight carried out. Found satisfactory.
  9. Cadors Number: 2014C4234 Occurrence Category(ies): Other System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant] Occurrence Information Occurrence Type: Accident Occurrence Date: 2014-10-31 Occurrence Time: 2311 Z Day Or Night: day-time Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Canadian Aerodrome ID: Aerodrome Name: Occurrence Location: In the vicinity of: CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) Province: Alberta TC Region: Prairie and Northern Region Country: Canada World Area: North America Reported By: NAV CANADA AOR Number: 181036-V2 TSB Class Of Investigation: TSB Occurrence No: Occurrence Event Information Aircraft Information Registration Mark: FRCG Foreign Registration: Flight #: Flight Rule: VFR Aircraft Category: Helicopter Country of Registration: Canada Aircraft Make: ROBINSON Aircraft Model: R44 II Year Built: 2008 Amateur Built: No Engine Make: AVCO LYCOMING Engine Model: IO-540-AE1A5 Engine Type: Reciprocating Gear Type: Land Phase Of Flight: Cruise Damage: No Damage Owner: L R HELICOPTERS INC. Operator: L R HELICOPTERS INC. (16122) Operator Type: Commercial CARs Subpart: Aircraft Event InformationEngine failure Declared emergency/priority Forced landing Occurrence Summary Date: 2014-11-03 Further Action Required: No O.P.I.: Narrative: A L R Helicopters Robinson R44 II (C-FRCG) on a local flight from Calgary, AB (CYYC) declared mayday due engine failure, auto-rotated safely to ground. Passing VFR traffic confirmed aircraft landed safely, pilot advised no help required and he would contact company. Landed safely at Glenmore Reservoir. No impact to operations. Please note that for the most part, CADORS reports contain preliminary, unconfirmed data which can be subject to change.
  10. A new forum for CADORS and related stuff is now open from the root of the forums. I'll be moving the CADORS stuff over there shortly.
  11. Cute. CADORS doesn't get updated over the weekend. It'll probably be on tonite's report...?
  12. I feel your pain Justin. Don't turn down an opportunity to gain experience for the sake of others. If you can afford to volunteer your time for someone else's gain, all the power to you. As we all know, this industry is all about self-preservation and profit. Pilots, engineers, operators, TC employees. Everyone's looking out for #1. It's pretty sad. Unfortunately, it's Darwin's law in action. That being said, the "opportunity" discussed in this topic presents many risks. Both physical (uncertified a/c flying for hours on end in the curve) and legal (as in risk of license suspension, fines and industry ostracization ) if TC puts the hammer down on this operation. Remember, it's always the PIC's fault...
  13. You mean IT don't you ? Unless they lost the spare they had stashed away under the back seat.. ;-)
  14. PM sent to the admins. Waiting for a response.
  15. Yup. I just did my Class 1 driver's test as a "plan B". I have a relative who works in mining exploration venture capital. The outlook on that front is pretty grim. The anti-mining, anti-pipeline anti-oilsands and anti-everything-that-uses-helicopters groups are a real PITA right now, and next year being an election year, the Conservatives will be cow-towing to those crowds to buy votes... Unless there's a real good fire season in 2015, it's looking to be the slowest year in a loooong time for the VFR industry in Canada. If you can afford it, and your family is willing to accept you doing 6 and 6 tours, get that IFR asap. Those who do get work next year may not work long enough for EI...
  16. Cadors Number: 2014Q2278 Occurrence Category(ies): Loss of control - inflight Occurrence Information Occurrence Type: Accident Occurrence Date: 2014-10-24 Occurrence Time: 1745 Z Day Or Night: day-time Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Canadian Aerodrome ID: CSK3 Aerodrome Name: MONTRÉAL / MASCOUCHE QC (CSK3) Occurrence Location: MONTRÉAL / MASCOUCHE QC (CSK3) Province: Quebec TC Region: Quebec Region Country: Canada World Area: North America Reported By: Transportation Safety Board of Canada AOR Number: TSB Class Of Investigation: Class 5 TSB Occurrence No: A14Q0165 Occurrence Event Information Aircraft Information Registration Mark: FIDI Foreign Registration: Flight #: Flight Rule: UNK Aircraft Category: Helicopter Country of Registration: Canada Aircraft Make: ROBINSON Aircraft Model: R22 BETA Year Built: 1990 Amateur Built: No Engine Make: AVCO LYCOMING Engine Model: O-320-B2C Engine Type: Reciprocating Gear Type: Land Phase Of Flight: Hover Damage: Substantial Owner: Québec Hélicoptères Inc./Quebec Helicopters Inc. Operator: PASSPORT HÉLICO / PASSPORT HELICO (6016) Operator Type: Commercial CARs Subpart: Aircraft Event InformationLoss of control - inflight Collision with terrain Occurrence Summary Date: 2014-10-30 Further Action Required: Yes O.P.I.: Commercial & Business Aviation Narrative: Rapport du BST n° A14Q0165: L'hélicoptère Robinson R22 Beta, immatriculé C-FIDI, exploité par Québec Hélicoptère inc. (faisant affaire sous le nom de Passport Hélico) effectuait un vol VFR local de formation depuis l'aéroport de Mascouche, QC (CSK3) avec seul le pilote à bord. Le pilote pratiquait le vol en stationnaire au-dessus d'un champ situé à l'aéroport lorsqu'il a perdu la maitrise de l'appareil et a percuté le sol. Le pilote n'a pas été blessé, toutefois l'appareil a subi des dommages importants. Please note that for the most part, CADORS reports contain preliminary, unconfirmed data which can be subject to change.
  17. I'll float it by the powers that be...
  18. Cadors Number: 2014C2548 Occurrence Category(ies): Bird Other Occurrence Information Occurrence Type: Incident Occurrence Date: 2014-07-03 Occurrence Time: 2242 Z Day Or Night: day-time Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Canadian Aerodrome ID: CYPG Aerodrome Name: PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE / SOUTHPORT MB (CYPG) Occurrence Location: PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE / SOUTHPORT MB (CYPG) Province: Manitoba TC Region: Prairie and Northern Region Country: Canada World Area: North America Reported By: Owner/Operator Transport Canada AOR Number: TSB Class Of Investigation: TSB Occurrence No: Occurrence Event Information Aircraft Information Registration Mark: FTHB Foreign Registration: Flight #: Flight Rule: UNK Aircraft Category: Helicopter Country of Registration: Canada Aircraft Make: BELL Aircraft Model: 206B Year Built: 1981 Amateur Built: No Engine Make: ALLISON Engine Model: 250-C20B Engine Type: Turbo shaft Gear Type: Land Phase Of Flight: Cruise Damage: Unknown Owner: Allied Wings Aviation Limited Partnership, by its general partner, Allied Wings Holdings Inc. Operator: ALLIED WINGS (15323) Operator Type: Private CARs Subpart: Aircraft Event InformationBird strike Occurrence Summary Date: 2014-07-22 Further Action Required: No O.P.I.: Narrative: Aviation Incident Report: An Allied Wings Bell 206B Jet Ranger (C-FTHB) reported a bird strike 5 miles to the east of Portage La Prairie/ Southport, MB (CYPG), and landed safely in the training area. A maintenance crew went out to inspect the possible damage and the helicopter was eventually flown back to the airport. No impact on flying operations and no further actions taken by Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Flight Safety department may investigate further. Date: 2014-10-29 Further Action Required: No O.P.I.: Narrative: Update Aerodrome Safety: This incident is being handle in accordance with the Portage La Prairie / Southport Airport’s Safety Management System as well as the Airport’s Wildlife Management Plan. This incident has been passed to the Wildlife Manager. Please note that for the most part, CADORS reports contain preliminary, unconfirmed data which can be subject to change.
  19. Usually, these trackers are programmed to go into Mayday mode for one of three reasons: 1 - You hit the Mayday switch (if so equipped) 2 - The aircraft comes to a sudden stop (ie last ping was showing 90kt and then the next stopped, without a "pausing" or "landing" ping in between) 3 - The unit stops sending "pings" when the last ping showed the aircraft as being in flight. The first case is triggered by the unit itself, while the other two are triggered by the base monitoring station (ie Websentinel). Malfunctions do happen on occasion if Websentinel misses several consecutive pings (Irridium network congestion will cause this sometimes), or, if for some reason you cycle the battery in flight. Cases #1 and #2 will go to red on Websentinel (all the bells and sirens go off) while #3 will usually go yellow. Of course, all of these parameters are configurable by the operator. For example forestry may have their base monitoring station set up with different parameters than the operator providing the aircraft. I saw one private helicopter a couple years ago that had the full-on Lattitude setup with the in-dash panel that allows bi-directional text messaging (like "Oops, I hit the Mayday switch. Please disregard." )and all kinds of bells & whistles, but those must cost an arm and a leg and I don't think VFR operators are likely to invest in those anytime soon...
  20. Translation: On a short flight, with only the pilot on board, on final, approx. 20-30 ft AGL, a/c experienced sudden right yaw. Pilot lost control resulting in a brutal landing. A/C rolled over and sustained important damage, but the pilot was not injured. Sounds like classic LTE to me. Happy the driver walked away...
  21. Cadors Number: 2014C4148 Occurrence Category(ies): Other System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant] Occurrence Information Occurrence Type: Incident Occurrence Date: 2014-10-15 Occurrence Time: 2055 Z Day Or Night: day-time Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Canadian Aerodrome ID: Aerodrome Name: Occurrence Location: 570600N 1190500W - Northwest Alberta Province: Alberta TC Region: Prairie and Northern Region Country: Canada World Area: North America Reported By: Search and Rescue AOR Number: TSB Class Of Investigation: TSB Occurrence No: Occurrence Event Information Aircraft Information Registration Mark: GTOM Foreign Registration: Flight #: Flight Rule: Aircraft Category: Helicopter Country of Registration: Canada Aircraft Make: BELL Aircraft Model: 206L Year Built: 1975 Amateur Built: No Engine Make: ALLISON Engine Model: 250-C20R/2 Engine Type: Turbo shaft Gear Type: Land Phase Of Flight: Cruise Damage: No Damage Owner: Canadian Helicopters Limited Hélicoptères Canadiens Limitée Operator: CANADIAN HELICOPTERS LIMITED/ HÉLICOPTÈRES CANADIENS LIMITÉE (11988) Operator Type: Commercial CARs Subpart: Aircraft Event InformationAircraft navigation/communication equipment SAR/comm search Occurrence Summary Date: 2014-10-27 Further Action Required: No O.P.I.: Narrative: JRCC Trenton Report#[T2014-02204]: (570600N 1190500W - NW Alberta). Canadian Helicopters dispatch advised that one of their helicopters (Canadian Helicopters Limited Bell 206L (C-GTOM)) transmitted a Mayday through SkyTrack in western Alberta and subsequently did not answer any hailing. Staff checked 440 Squadron in Yellowknife and 417 WG Cold Lake for air assets, 435 squadron Hercules R339 tasked but stood down in transit as the company later confirmed the helicopter was in motion through SkyTrack with no distress. Malfunction with unit aboard helicopter. Please note that for the most part, CADORS reports contain preliminary, unconfirmed data which can be subject to change.
  22. Turbine-powered natural gas power plants are also pretty "hot" for AME's. Heard a lot of young apprentices coming out of AME schools are getting poached by the industry...
  23. No casualties. Private ship. Not gonna bother translating unless more details come out...
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