ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23159
Last updated: 6 December 2013
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Narrative:The helicopter departed the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) ramp at Sault Ste. Marie Airport, Ontario, at 09:10 and landed at the slipway near the MNR Provincial Coordination Centre (PCC) where two resource technicians and one conservation officer boarded the aircraft. The helicopter departed the slipway at 09:26 with an estimated time of 15 minutes to reach Block 72522, where a moose survey would commence.
Aérospatiale AS 350B2
|Owner/operator:||Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources|
|C/n / msn:|| 2834|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Mekatina, ON -
At 11:43, the pilot reported that the aircraft had experienced a hydraulic failure and described the logging site where he was going to land. He announced as part of his last transmission that he anticipated a rough, spot landing. The helicopter approached the logging site from the west; the logging site was a valley with a rail line running north/south. The helicopter proceeded to the south and then flew northbound over rising terrain east of the logging site. Once on the east side, the helicopter levelled at approximately 50 feet above the trees, continued on a northerly heading until reaching the north end of the logging site, entered a left turn and proceeded back toward the witnesses. The helicopter remained in the left turn and in a left-banked attitude such that the witnesses, located approximately 600 feet south, could clearly see the aircraft registration markings on the underside of the aircraft. The helicopter descended into the rising terrain and came to rest inverted on a heading of 080º Magnetic.
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