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Paramedics Respond To Helicopter Incident At Springbank Airport

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Paramedics respond to helicopter incident at Springbank Airport



By Stephane Massinon, Calgary Herald August 5, 2011 1:04 PM


Paramedics have been called to the Springbank Airport on reports of a possible helicopter crash.


EMS spokesman Ryan Collyer said two people are being treated and they are in stable, non-life threatening condition. They did not require transfer to a hospital.


RCMP spokesman Sgt. Patrick Webb said police are just arriving at the scene.


More to come…




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Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORS) : Report

Cadors Number: 2011C2877

Reporting Region: Prairie & Northern

Occurrence Information

Occurrence Type: Accident

Occurrence Date: 2011-08-05

Occurrence Time: 1745 Z

Day Or Night: day-time

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Canadian Aerodrome ID: CYBW


Occurrence Location: CALGARY / SPRINGBANK (CYBW)

Province: Alberta

Country: CANADA

World Area: North America

Reported By: NAV CANADA

AOR Number:

TSB Class Of Investigation:

TSB Occurrence No:

Aircraft Information

Flight #:

Aircraft Category: Helicopter

Country of Registration: UNITED STATES


Model: 269C 1

Year Built: 2006

Amateur Built: No

Engine Make:

Engine Model:

Engine Type: Reciprocating

Gear Type: Land

Phase of Flight: Descent

Damage: Substantial



Operator Type: Commercial

Event Information

Collision with terrain

Propeller/rotor strike

Roll over

Detail Information

User Name: Ridley, Rod

Date: 2011-08-05

Further Action Required: No

O.P.I.: System Safety

Narrative: The pilot of a Bear Hollows Aviation LLC., Schweizer 269C-1 helicopter, N2028B, and operated by Red Eagle Aviation was doing circuits on an intro flight out of Springbank Airport when the helicopter crashed near the threshold of Runway 25. There were 2 occupants who were reportedly not seriously injured, but the helicopter is substantially damaged. TSB report to follow.

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...an updated story (with more photos) with some *interesting* content... <_<


Pilot, student walk away from helicopter crash



"...In the aviation world, they say any landing you can walk away from is a good landing..."


Um, no, any landing where the aircraft is still flyable is a good landing!


"...The helicopter was not nearly as lucky with the routers severely damaged, the spine was weakened and the Plexiglas inside in the body shattered.


It was transferred to a nearby hangar and its unknown if the chopper is fixed..."


"...said the accident was during an introductory flight, which he explained as a trial run for students to decide if they want to commit to more training..."


Well that wasn't so bad. What'ya say we throw some new "routers" on that thing, straighten its spine, put some more Plexiglas in 'er, and get back out there? :D

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I was just speaking with the instructor who was at the controls of this machine this morning. He explained that the student was trying hovering and drifted rearward and caught the skid and it rolled over. He, the instructor, said he tried to regain control but it was too late. "it all happened in the blink of an eye."

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