DrDukeSolomon Posted May 25, 2011 Report Share Posted May 25, 2011 Record #1 Cadors Number: 2011C1608 Reporting Region: Prairie & Northern Occurrence Information Occurrence Type: Accident Occurrence Date: 2011-05-16 Occurrence Time: 1930 Z Day Or Night: day-time Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 1 Canadian Aerodrome ID: CYLJ Aerodrome Name: Meadow Lake Occurrence Location: 8 NM E of Meadow Lake (CYLJ) Province: Saskatchewan Country: CANADA World Area: North America Reported By: TSB Winnipeg AOR Number: TSB Class Of Investigation: 5 TSB Occurrence No: A11C0076 Aircraft Information Flight #: Aircraft Category: Helicopter Country of Registration: CANADA Make: AEROSPATIALE Model: AS 350BA Year Built: 1980 Amateur Built: No Engine Make: TURBOMECA Engine Model: ARRIEL 1B Engine Type: Turbo shaft Gear Type: Land Phase of Flight: Cruise Damage: Substantial Owner: DELTA HELICOPTERS LTD. Operator: DELTA HELICOPTERS LTD. (1017) Operator Type: Commercial Event Information Collision with terrain ELT/SAR/comm search Loss of control - inflight Propeller/rotor strike Detail Information User Name: Ridley, Rod Date: 2011-05-18 Further Action Required: No O.P.I.: System Safety Narrative: The Delta Helicopters Aerospatiale AS350 BA, C-GVXA, was bucketing water in support of fire fighting operations near Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. The winds were gusting out the SSE at 20 to 30 knots. The pilot was flying slowly just above tree top level in order to dump a load of water on a fire break area, when the nose of the helicopter suddenly swung to the left. The pilot added power, but the rotation increased. The pilot reduced power and lowered the collective. The helicopter entered the trees and came to rest on its right side with the tail boom separated from the helicopter. The pilot was transported to the Meadow Lake hospital and kept overnight for observation. RCC Trenton received an ELT from the helicopter. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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