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Unintentional External Load Release In Saskatchewan

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Cadors Number: 2014C4504

 

Occurrence Category(ies): External load related occurrences

Occurrence Information

Occurrence Type: Incident

Occurrence Date: 2014-11-10

Occurrence Time: 1730 Z

Day Or Night: day-time

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Canadian Aerodrome ID: CYKJ

Aerodrome Name: KEY LAKE SK (CYKJ)

Occurrence Location: KEY LAKE SK (CYKJ)

Province: Saskatchewan

TC Region: Prairie and Northern 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: A14C0171

 

Occurrence Event Information

Aircraft Information

Registration Mark: GZRN

Foreign Registration:

Flight #:

Flight Rule: UNK

Aircraft Category: Helicopter

Country of Registration: Canada

Aircraft Make: BELL

Aircraft Model: 407

Year Built: 1996

Amateur Built: No

Engine Make: ALLISON

Engine Model: 250-C47B

Engine Type: Turbo shaft

Gear Type: Land

Phase Of Flight: Cruise

Damage: No Damage

Owner: Helicopter Transport Services (Canada) Inc.

Operator: Helicopter Transport Services (Canada) Inc. (185)

Operator Type: Commercial

CARs Subpart:

 

Aircraft Event Information

External load Occurrence

Summary Date: 2014-11-24

Further Action Required: No

O.P.I.: Narrative: TSB Report#A14C0171:

The Helicopter Transport Services Bell 407, registration C-GZRN, was transporting an external load using a 100 foot longline. While enroute, the slung load which consisted of two empty collapsible fuel bladders released without warning. The helicopter then returned back to the base without incident. It was reported that an oversized D-ring was used to connect the net to the remote hook. The D-ring began to twist and opened the keeper on the hook.

 

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

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