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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73550
Last updated: 24 November 2017
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Date:22-NOV-1978
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 212
Owner/operator:Bow Helicopters
Registration: C-GBHL
C/n / msn: 30716
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Castlegar, BC -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Precautionary landing made due to MGB oil pressure gauge reading zero. After radio discussion with base it was decided the gauge was faulty and so flight resumed.

Two miles from destination the aircraft crashed. The MGB transmission quill had overheated and failed. Oil had been lost due to a hole in an oil pipe caused buy corrosion and prior chaffing from an earlier HF radio cable installation.

Sources:

World Directory of Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
WAAS / ICAO Summary 2/81


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Mar-2010 08:03 slowkid Added
03-Jun-2014 17:01 TB Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
03-Jun-2014 18:20 TB Updated [Plane category]
23-Aug-2014 13:16 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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