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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233301
Last updated: 27 February 2020
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Date:08-FEB-2020
Time:10:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350B-2
Owner/operator:Access Helicopters
Registration: C-GLAH
C/n / msn: 2260
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Accident
Location:near Stewart, BC -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
An Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2 operated by Access Helicopters, was flying down a mountain near Stewart, BC to pick up skiers when the right-hand side cargo door departed the aircraft damaging the tail boom and the tail rotor blades. The pilot was able to land normally. The cargo door was equipped with hinges at the top and with a single latch in the bottom center (additional, after-market latches are available for this door). None of the cargo inside the compartment fell out. Airspeed at the time the cargo door departed was about 125 knots. It was not determined why the cargo door opened.

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Revision history:

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27-Feb-2020 20:08 harro Added

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