Skidz Posted November 14, 2014 Report Share Posted November 14, 2014 Cadors Number: 2014A1082 Occurrence Category(ies): Other External load related occurrences Low altitude operations Occurrence Information Occurrence Type: Accident Occurrence Date: 2014-11-04 Occurrence Time: 1800 Z Day Or Night: day-time Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Canadian Aerodrome ID: Aerodrome Name: Occurrence Location: 4.5 NM southeast of Grand Manan Airport Province: New Brunswick TC Region: Atlantic Region Country: Canada World Area: North America Reported By: Transportation Safety Board of Canada AOR Number: TSB Class Of Investigation: Class 5 TSB Occurrence No: A14A0093 Occurrence Event Information Aircraft Information Registration Mark: GCHR Foreign Registration: Flight #: Flight Rule: Aircraft Category: Helicopter Country of Registration: Canada Aircraft Make: BELL Aircraft Model: 206L-1 Year Built: 1979 Amateur Built: No Engine Make: ALLISON Engine Model: 250-C28B Engine Type: Turbo shaft Gear Type: Land Phase Of Flight: Hover Damage: Substantial Owner: Government Of Canada, Department Of Transport Operator: GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT (2134) Operator Type: State CARs Subpart: Other Aircraft Event InformationExternal load Loss of control - inflight Windshield/window (aircraft) Occurrence Summary Date: 2014-11-13 Further Action Required: No O.P.I.: Narrative: TSB Report#A14A0093: The Department of Transport, Aircraft Services Directorate, Bell 206L-1 helicopter (C-GCHR) was carrying out a slinging operation to install a marine navigation tower into a base located in Cheney Passage off Grand Manan, NB.The 20 ft high tower was being supported by 2- 15 ft long rope straps which were attached to the helicopter's cargo hook by a 4 ft long lanyard. When the tower was partially installed it became misaligned and tipped to one side. As the pilot began to correct for the misalignment the tower swung around and the helicopter banked to the right. When the pilot attempted to lift the tower that had become stuck in the base the helicopter continued to bank to the right. An attempt was made to release the load and although the cargo hook functioned correctly, the lanyard would not slide off the cargo hook. The 2 rope straps subsequently failed and the helicopter jerked upward. Once stabilized and in level flight the pilot noted that both main bubble windows were cracked. The helicopter was flown to a landing site uneventfully. The pilot, the sole occupant, was uninjured. After landing, it was noted that the tip of the wire strike arm on the roof of the cabin had broken off and both main rotor blades were damaged on the bottom of the blade. Please note that for the most part, CADORS reports contain preliminary, unconfirmed data which can be subject to change. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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