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Just heard a B4 went down near Kelowna BC with longline, pilot walked away.. The Client was apparently BC HYDRO. There was also a 120 went down..tail into wires a month or so ago...working for hydro. The pilot ddid a good job and got it on the ground. Scarce information on this. Good all parties involved are un-hurt

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Is this the one in question?




Record #1


Cadors Number: 2009P1650Reporting Region: Pacific

Occurrence Information


Occurrence Type:Accident Occurrence Date:2009-10-16 Occurrence Time:1937 Z Day Or Night:day-time Fatalities:0 Injuries:0

Canadian Aerodrome ID: Aerodrome Name: Occurrence Location:Manuel Canyon, BC Province:British Columbia Country:CANADA World Area:North America

Reported By:TSB AOR Number: TSB Class Of Investigation:5 TSB Occurrence No:A09P0353

Aircraft Information


Flight #: Aircraft Category:Helicopter Country of Registration:CANADA Make:EUROCOPTER FRANCE Model:EC 130 B4 Year Built:2007 Amateur Built:No Engine Make:TURBOMECA Engine Model:ARRIEL 2B1 Engine Type:Turbo shaft Gear Type: Phase of Flight:Cruise Damage:Substantial Owner:FINNAIR LTD Operator:FINNAIR LTD. (15620) Operator Type:Commercial

Event Information

Precautionary landing

Propeller/rotor strike


Detail Information


User Name:Samson, Donna Date:2009-10-23 Further Action Required:Yes O.P.I.:Commercial & Business Aviation Narrative:A09P0353: The Finnair Eurocopter EC-130B helicopter (C-GMVR) was performing power line sock line stringing operations in Manuel Canyon when the main rotor struck a steel tower. The pilot immediately flew away to the west of the power line and when clear of all ground crew operated the emergency mechanical hook release. He then made a precautionary landing on a nearby road. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The pilot was not injured. Please note that for the most part, CADORS reports contain preliminary, unconfirmed data which can be subject to change.

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Rather ironic it is the November picture on the Eurocopter calendar :o:o

Yes that is rather ironic, I guess the client wasn't hydro, but a sub-contractor for hydro. It seemed strange to not hear of this accident with all the HYDRO hoopla about which machine should be used for what. Anyhow, the pilot must have done a good job getting it to the ground...with an external line on top of it all.

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