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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169420
Last updated: 15 August 2020
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Date:19-FEB-1997
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 212
Owner/operator:
Registration: C-GALI
C/n / msn: 30525
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mica Creek, B.C. -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The load, a 2700 lb. drill platform, shifted suddenly and the nose of the helicopter pitched down violently. In an attempt to regain control, the pilot released the load. The load oscillations caused damage to the hell hole, engine controls, and fuel cells. The helicopter was cruising at 400 ft. with the load on a 100-ft. line when the oscillations started.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20151014192805/http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp202-3-97-397-3395.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Sep-2014 12:11 Aerossurance Added

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