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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 16836
Last updated: 28 October 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 205 A-1
Registration: C-GADA
C/n / msn: 30031
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Solitude Lake, Quebec -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
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Destination airport:
The Bell 205 A-1 helicopter (registration C-GADA, serial number 30031), with a pilot and a loadmaster on board, was engaged in forest fire suppression operations at Solitude Lake, Quebec, about 25 nautical miles northwest of Port-Cartier, Quebec. At approximately 1220 eastern daylight time, the helicopter hover taxied from a fuel cache site located at the south end of the lake. The helicopter was slinging an empty water bucket on a 100-foot longline. While decreasing power to bring the helicopter to a hover, the pilot felt a vibration, followed by a loud bang, and what seemed to be a loss of power. The helicopter quickly lost altitude and pitched nose down and to the right before striking the water. The pilot and loadmaster managed to exit the helicopter while it was sinking and were rescued by nearby firefighters. The pilot-in-command was seriously injured. The loadmaster sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was substantially damaged.



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28-Mar-2008 05:44 harro Added

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