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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23160
Last updated: 28 March 2020
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Date:17-AUG-2003
Time:11:05 PDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 204B
Owner/operator:Gemini Helicopters
Registration: C-GEAP
C/n / msn: 2063
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:50 miles SE of 100 Mile House, Southside Bonapart Lake, British Colmbi -   Canada
Phase: Take off
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A Gemini Helicopters' Bell 204B, registration number C-GEAP, crashed shortly after takeoff after making a water drop during fire suppression operations. A high pitch oscillating sound was heard and the helicopter descended rapidly, hitting the ground and killing the pilot. A post impact fire ensued which destroyed the helicopter cabin area and transmission casing.

Sources:

https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20071218X01948&key=1 [NTSB Identification: ENG04WA004]
http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/collection_2009/bst-tsb/TU3-5-03-32E.pdf
http://flightsafety.org/hs/hs_nov-dec05.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
30-Oct-2011 22:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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