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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23240
Last updated: 26 September 2017
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Date:26-SEP-2005
Time:2010 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Clipper
Owner/operator:Foxair Héliservice
Registration: C-FYGP
C/n / msn: 0276
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:35NM Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, Quebec -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, Quebec
Narrative:
The R44, a private aircraft registered C-FYGP, was transporting three passengers, two of which were hunters. The helicopter landed in a peat bog near a lake to allow the hunters to get off. The three passengers deplaned at the same time. The pilot, who had turned around to the back, felt the aircraft tip to the front. The blades hit the ground and the aircraft flipped onto the right side. At the same time, the passenger seated to the left of the pilot was heading to the front when he was fatally hit by a main rotor blade. The three other occupants were not injured in the accident.

The pilot contacted the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) [Toronto police] for reinforcement. Hydro-Quebec made some of its helicopters available to the SQ for them to enable a rescue. The three survivors (pilot + 2 pax) were evacuated to Havre St-Pierre.

Sources:

CADORS 2005Q1585
http://www.rotorspot.nl/product/r44.htm
http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/search/r44show.asp?start=251&count=50
http://www.airframes.org/reg/cfygp


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
10-Feb-2012 14:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Feb-2012 14:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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