snark Posted April 4, 2016 Report Share Posted April 4, 2016 CADORS: Report Record # 1CADORS Number: 2016P0400 Occurrence Category(ies): Loss of control - inflight Unknown or undetermined Occurrence InformationOccurrence Type: Accident Occurrence Date: 2016-03-16 Occurrence Time: 2300 Z Day Or Night: day-time Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Canadian Aerodrome ID: Aerodrome Name: Occurrence Location: 82NM NW SMITHERS BC (CYYD) Province: British Columbia TC Region: Pacific 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: A16P0045 Occurrence Event Information Aircraft InformationRegistration Mark: FBLW Foreign Registration: Flight #: Flight Rule: UNK Aircraft Category: Helicopter Country of Registration: Canada Make: AEROSPATIALE Model: AS 350 BA Year Built: 1996 Amateur Built: No Engine Make: AVCO LYCOMING Engine Model: LTS-101-700D-2 Engine Type: Turbo shaft Gear Type: Land Phase of Flight: Landing Damage: Substantial Owner: TRK Helicopters (B.C.) Ltd. Operator: TRK HELICOPTERS (B.C.) LTD (15044) Operator Type: Commercial CARs Subpart: 703 Aircraft Event Information Loss of control - inflight Collision with terrain Occurrence SummaryDate Entered: 2016-03-31 Narrative: TSB#A16P0045: C-FBLW, a TRK Helicopters Aerospatiale AS350 BA helicopter, was operated under contract to SKEENA Heli-Ski from the Bear Creek Lodge, BC, about 82 nautical miles north west of Smithers, BC. The flight was returning to base camp in the late afternoon with a pilot and 6 passengers on board. As the pilot was maneuvering the helicopter close to the steepening terrain, the cyclic control was moved forward. The nose of the helicopter pitched down and the speed increased to Vne (+/-). The pilot then moved the cyclic back and left, however the helicopter rolled right and pitched up. The cyclic stick was difficult to move, and the helicopter collided with terrain on a steep snow covered slope. The main rotor blades cut a swath through the deep snowpack on the left side, and continued to turn until the pilot shut down the engine (Honeywell LTS 101-700D-2) and applied the rotor brake. All occupants appeared uninjured and expedited egress to the left side due to the steep, downhill slope on the right side. The helicopter was substantially damaged, but the ELT was not triggered to send out an emergency signal. O.P.I.: Further Action Required: No Please note that for the most part, CADORS reports contain preliminary, unconfirmed data which can be subject to change I'm surprised everyone lived thru this. Thankfully doesn't look like any major injuries. VNE +/- is an odd airspeed? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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