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Very sad news. My condolences to the families.



Helicopter crashes in Quebec's north killing two people


Canadian Press


Monday, January 24, 2005


RADISSON, Que. -- An injured passenger used a satellite phone to call for help after the helicopter he was travelling in crashed, killing two people, Quebec provincial police said Monday.


Three others were injured, police said. The helicopter belonged to an outfitter and the cause of the crash wasn't yet known.


Three other helicopters from the outfitter and helicopters from provincial police and the Canadian army were en route to the accident scene.


Radisson is about 1,300 kilometres north of Rouyn-Noranda in northernwestern Quebec.

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Found this on the wire today. In French only. Essentially, the pilot (Jean Aubert) and guide (Richard Leblanc) were killed. The four pax suffered minor injuries. Nothing on the TSB site so far. I read in a local paper the a/c belongs to Heli-Horizon. Never heard of them before.


L’identité des victimes de l’accident d'hélicoptère mortel survenu à l'est de Radisson est maintenant connue


(Guy Champoux) 1/25/2005. Il s’agit du pilote de l’appareil, Jean Aubert, 28 ans, de Saint-Nicolas et du guide de la pourvoirie Mirage, Richard Leblanc, 30 ans de Rivière Saint-Jean, qui ont péri dans l'écrasement du véhicule survenu vers 15 h 25 lundi à 500 kilomètres à l'est de Radisson.


Les quatre passagers qui se trouvaient à bord de l'appareil ont subi des blessures légères et l'agent Hugues Beaulieu de la sûreté du Québec raconte les circonstances du sauvetage.


"Les six personnes ont été récupérées par deux hélicoptères d'une compagnie privée qui sont arrivés sur les lieux très rapidement. Les six personnes ont été transportées à LG4 ou l'on a constaté le décès du pilote de l'hélicoptère et du guide."

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Hey guys,


I translated the french with an online translator. Some of it makes sense. :blink:





L’identité of the victims of helicopter mortal l’accident arisen to the east of Radisson now is known


(Guy Champoux) 1/25/2005. It s’agit of the pilot of l’appareil, John Aubert, 28 years, of Holy nicolas and guide of the pourvoirie Mirage, Richard Leblanc, 30 years of Holy River John, that perisies in the crushing of the arisen vehicle about 15 h 25 Mondays to 500 kilometers to the east of Radisson.


The four passengers that were located on board device underwent light injuries and the agent Hugues Beaulieu of the safety of the Quebec relates the circumstances of the salvage.


"The six persons were recovered by two helicopters of a private company that arrived on the places very quickly. The six persons were transported to LG4 or one noted the death of the pilot of the helicopter and guide."

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Here's the official one from TC


Occurrence No. : A05Q0008 Occurrence Type: ACCIDENT

Class : CLASS 3 Reportable Type:

Date : 24-01-2005 Time : 20:45 UTC

Region of Responsibility : QUEBEC

Location : LA GRANDE-4 , 60 NM SE, QUEBEC



Aircraft Information:


Registration : C-FHBG Operator : HELI-HORIZON INC

Manufacturer : AEROSPATIALE Operator Type: COMMERCIAL

Model : AS-350 B (SQUIRREL) CARs Info: 703 - AIR TAXI

Injuries: Fatal : 2 Serious : 0 Minor : 4 None : 0 Unknown : 0



Occurrence Summary :


A05Q0008: Le AS350B immatriculé C-FHBG exploité par Heli-Horizon inc. effectuait le transport de chasseurs pour la pourvoirie Mirage, situé à environ 20 milles au sud-est de La Grande-4 (Québec). L'appareil avec à son bord le pilote et cinq passagers s'est écrasé à environ 60 milles au sud-est de La Grande-4. Le pilote et un passager ont subi des blessures mortelles. Les quatre autres passagers ont subi des blessures mineures. L'appareil a subi des dommages importants.

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