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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73604
Last updated: 29 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Astro
Owner/operator:Lakelse Air
Registration: C-GFOW
C/n / msn: 0694
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Drill Pad #6, 15 miles W of Bob Quinn Lake, British Columbia -   Canada
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Drill Pad #6, 15 miles W of Bob Quinn, BC
Destination airport:
The Robinson R44, C-GFOW, was departing drill pad #6, 15 miles west of Bob Quinn with the pilot and 3 passengers on board. During the departure, the low rotor RPM warning sounded. The pilot attempted to regain rotor RPM but was unsuccessful and maneuvered the helicopter toward level ground near the drill platform. The helicopter touched down with forward airspeed.

Pilot pulled collective and applied right pedal in order to avoid the drill platform. The helicopter became airborne briefly and contacted the side of a river bank with the skids. The helicopter came to rest on its left side in the river. All four occupants escaped without injury.


CADORS 2004P1534

Revision history:

25-Mar-2010 22:41 slowkid Added
06-Jun-2014 16:06 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location]
06-Jun-2014 16:07 TB Updated [Damage]
02-Sep-2016 23:39 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]

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