flingwinger Posted August 15, 2012 Report Share Posted August 15, 2012 Two different accidents involving ditching in the past few days, glad to hear no injuries in either. http://www.qciobserver.com/Article.aspx?Id=5583 "by Jane Wilson-A helicopter hit the water and sank off Langara Island on Monday afternoon (Aug. 13). The Sikorsky S-76 was on approach when it was forced to do a controlled ditch into the ocean. The helicopter's floats deployed but it became unbalanced and tipped over before sinking. Both occupants were able to climb out before the helicopter tipped and Transport Canada spokesperson John Cottreau said "the occupants didn't even get wet." The helicopter is currently under water, but Mr. Cottreau said it will be recovered by the insurance carrier. The Transportation Safety Board will be involved in the engine teardown to determine the reason for the accident." and: Cadors Number: 2012P1240 Reporting Region: Pacific Occurrence Information Occurrence Type: Accident Occurrence Date: 2012-08-05 Occurrence Time: 2110 Z Day Or Night: day-time Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Canadian Aerodrome ID: Aerodrome Name: Occurrence Location: Widgeon Lake Province: British Columbia Country: CANADA World Area: North America Reported By: JRCC AOR Number: TSB Class Of Investigation: TSB Occurrence No: Aircraft Information Flight #: Aircraft Category: Helicopter Country of Registration: CANADA Make: SCHWEIZER Model: 269C 1 Year Built: 2006 Amateur Built: No Engine Make: AVCO LYCOMING Engine Model: HIO-360-G1A Engine Type: Reciprocating Gear Type: Land Phase of Flight: Unknown Damage: Unknown Owner: BRITISH COLUMBIA HELICOPTERS LTD Operator: BRITISH COLUMBIA HELICOPTERS LTD. (5907) Operator Type: Commercial Event Information Collision with terrain Detail Information User Name: Ferrone, Jennifer Date: 2012-08-07 Further Action Required: No O.P.I.: System Safety Narrative: A1P - 052110Z. (492733N 1223970W - WIDGEON LAKE). Harbour Air picked up two people from a helicopter crash at Widgeon Lake and took them to Coal Harbour Base. No medical assistance was required. TSB and CMCC were informed and the owner was debriefed.[V2012-02172] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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