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204 Incident In Manitoba

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CADORS Number: 2009C1475 Reporting Region: Prairie & Northern

 

Occurrence InformationOccurrence Type: Accident Occurrence Date: 2009/06/15

Occurrence Time: 2250 Z Day Or Night: day-time

Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0

 

Canadian Aerodrome ID: CKM6 Aerodrome Name: Easterville

Occurrence Location: Easterville (CKM6) Province: Manitoba

Country: CANADA World Area: North America

 

Reported By: NAV CANADA AOR Number:

TSB Class Of Investigation: 3 TSB Occurrence No.: A09C0087

Event InformationDiversion

Fire - cockpit

Fire - engine

Smoke - cockpit

Aircraft InformationFlight #:

Aircraft Category: Helicopter Country of Registration: CANADA

Make: BELL TEXTRON - USA Model: 204B

Year Built: 1964 Amateur Built: No

Engine Make: AVCO LYCOMING Engine Model: T5311B

Engine Type: Turbo shaft Gear Type: Land

Phase of Flight: Parked Damage: Destroyed

Owner: ULTRA HELICOPTERS LTD Operator: ULTRA HELICOPTERS LTD. (6927)

Operator Type: Commercial

 

Detail InformationUser Name: Ridley, Rod

Date: 2009/06/16

Further Action Required: No

O.P.I.: System Safety

Narrative: RCMP reported that a Bell 204 with 2 people on board and operated by Ultra Helicopters, was involved in forest fire suppression near Easterville, MB. The pilot noticed smoke in the cockpit as well as smoke coming from the rear of the machine, so the pilot diverted to the Easterville airfield. The helicopter was eventually consumed by fire with the tail boom severed. The two occupants exited the helicopter and there were no injuries. TSB Winnipeg has sent two investigators to the site.

 

User Name: Ridley, Rod

Date: 2009/06/17

Further Action Required: No

O.P.I.: System Safety

Narrative: UPDATE TSB has classified this investigation as a Class 3; a Minister's Observer from System Safety will be appointed.

 

User Name: Ridley, Rod

Date: 2009/06/17

Further Action Required: No

O.P.I.: System Safety

Narrative: UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the Director of Maintenance was consulted regarding this event and stated that the helicopter had two persons on board at the time of the incident, the pilot and a forestry officer. He stated both persons noticed a faint smell of smoke and were discussing the issue when the boost pump warning light illuminated following a spare warning light indication. They dropped the load of water from their water bucket and headed towards the shore. On the way towards the shore they noted smoke coming from the rear underside of the aircraft. The pilot landed and turned the fuel off and shut the aircraft down. At this point the aircraft was fully engaged in fire.

 

Please note that for the most part, CADORS reports contain preliminary, unconfirmed data which can be subject to change.

 

 

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Ditto that, dimit. A happy outcome for the two folks, but a sad day for the medium fleet. Ultra's ships usually looked well cared for and in excellent condition.

 

But , as we know, you can resurrect even a burnt 204.... been done before.

 

 

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All you need is parts a valid data plate......and lots of $$$$

 

Ahhhh those were the good old days... but I would not try it now. When an aircraft is burnt to the ground like this, TSB will classify it as destroyed and when you try and register that "homebuilt" through FAA or TCA you will hit a brick wall :o

 

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Ahhhh those were the good old days... but I would not try it now. When an aircraft is burnt to the ground like this, TSB will classify it as destroyed and when you try and register that "homebuilt" through FAA or TCA you will hit a brick wall :o

 

That might depend on who is doing the rebuild, even brick walls can be removed. :rolleyes:

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