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Cadors Number: 2014P1639 Occurrence Category(ies):
  • Other
  • System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant]


Occurrence Information Occurrence Type: Accident Occurrence Date: 2014-09-20 Occurrence Time: 2250 Z Day Or Night: day-time Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Canadian Aerodrome ID: CYPK Aerodrome Name: PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) Occurrence Location: PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK) Province: British Columbia TC Region: Pacific Region Country: Canada World Area: North America Reported By:
  • NAV CANADA
  • Transport Canada
  • Transportation Safety Board of Canada
AOR Number: 179652-V1 TSB Class Of Investigation: Class 5 TSB Occurrence No: A14P0153
Occurrence Event Information


Aircraft Information Registration Mark: Foreign Registration: Flight #: Flight Rule: VFR Aircraft Category: Helicopter Country of Registration: Canada Aircraft Make: ROTORWAY Aircraft Model: ROTORWAY EXEC 162F Year Built: 2007 Amateur Built: Yes Engine Make: ROTORWAY Engine Model: RW162F Engine Type: Reciprocating Gear Type: Land Phase Of Flight: Approach Damage: Substantial Owner: Private Operator: Operator Type: Private CARs Subpart:
Aircraft Event Information
  • Engine failure
  • Hard landing


Occurrence Summary Date: 2014-09-22 Further Action Required: Yes O.P.I.: General Aviation Narrative: While inbound to land on apron 5, Tower witnessed a privately registered Rotorway Exec 162F on a local flight from Pitt Meadows, BC (CYPK) descend and land very hard in a field. Emergency services were called. No injuries. Very little damage to the helicopter.
Date: 2014-09-25 Further Action Required: No O.P.I.: General Aviation Narrative: UPDATE: TSB Report#A14P0153: While approaching to land on apron 5 at Pitt Meadows Airport (CYPK), the privately registered amateur-built Rotorway Exec helicopter engine (RW162F) experienced a power loss. The helicopter landed hard in a field adjacent to the airport. The airport control tower dispatched emergency services. The pilot was uninjured.
Date: 2014-10-07 Further Action Required: No O.P.I.: Narrative: Update Aviation Enforcement: This incident has been reviewed by Civil Aviation Enforcement and the appropriate action has been taken.

Please note that for the most part, CADORS reports contain preliminary, unconfirmed data which can be subject to change.

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I flew right over this guy as he was sitting out in the middle of the blueberry fields at the end of runway 18. I said to my passengers how it was a weird spot for him to land because his tail was less than a foot from big bushes that would have destroyed it had it touched them. There was no firetrucks there yet, so I guess it was right after it happened.

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Jerry F? I don't think so. He flies a Red R44 not a Rotorway. Whoever the guy was posted a picture on his instagram of it out in the blueberries after I flew over and tagged me in it. I've tried to find the picture of if but can't remember the guys IG name.

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