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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166003
Last updated: 3 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 205A-1 Helicopter
Owner/operator:Advantage Helicopters
Registration: C-GREU
C/n / msn: 30011
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Vernon Regional Airport, BC (CYVK) -   Canada
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Vernon Regional Airport, BC (CYVK)
Destination airport:Vernon Regional Airport, BC (CYVK)
The Advantage Helicopters Bell 205A-1, C-GREU, was departing Vernon for a local flight. While manoeuvring in a hover taxi the tailrotor came in contact with a windsock. A loud bang was heard followed by loss of tail rotor authority. The pilot cut engine power and the helicopter landed upright. The tailrotor was found a short distance away at the base of the windsock. The tail rotor gearbox output drive shaft had sheared.

TSB Report#A14P0058


Photo of C-GREU courtesy

Vernon (CYVK / YVE)
5 May 2013; (c) John Olafson

Revision history:

05-May-2014 08:09 Útila Added
05-May-2014 08:11 harro Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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