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Narrative:At 22:00 UTC, Trenton RCC advised they received a SARSAT ELT hit 20 nautical miles west of Manning, Alberta. The ELT signal was confirmed by a high flying aircraft. At 23:07 UTC, Trenton RCC advised that the company had found the crash site of C-FVBG, a Robinson R22 helicopter which had been on a flight from Manning to a gas plant and back. A STARS medevac helicopter was sent out of Peace River and transported the pilot to hospital. It was later reported that the pilot died from his injuries.
Robinson R22 Beta
|Owner/operator:||737130 Alberta Ltd t/a Valley B Aviation Partnership|
|C/n / msn:|| 2534|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||20 nm W of Manning, Alberta -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Manning, Alberta (CFX4)|
|Destination airport:||Manning, Alberta (CFX4)|
2002/04/11 UPDATE: TSB reported that the Robinson R22 Beta helicopter was on a round robin flight from Manning, Alberta to several gas plants and well sites west of Manning. RCC Trenton received an ELT signal at 16:00 MDT and the wreckage was located at 17:03. The helicopter was substantially damaged and the pilot, who was the sole occupant, was fatally injured. Two TSB investigators were dispatched to the accident site. Initial examination determined that the helicopter had struck a tree on approach to a well site clearing and descended almost vertically to the ground.
1. CADORS Number: 2002C0348
2. TSB Occurrence No: A02W0064 at http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/2002/a02w0064/a02w0064.asp
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