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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234035
Last updated: 18 November 2020
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Date:06-FEB-2020
Time:22:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B3
Owner/operator:RCMP Air Services
Registration: C-GMPN
C/n / msn: 3072
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:24nm SW of Houston (CAM5), BC -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:SU
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
An Aerospatiale AS350-B3 operated by RCMP Air Services, was conducting policing activities 24nm SW of Houston (CAM5), BC with 3 persons on board. Also operating in the area were two RCMP operated RPAS units. During low level flight (below 300 feet AGL), the helicopter and 1 RPAS (FLIR SkyRanger R60 - 2.4 kg) collided. The helicopter suffered some initial vibration and the pilot completed a precautionary landing on a road without further incident. Maintenance staff found damage primarily to the main rotor blades along with superficial damage on the tail
boom and tail rotor. The effected components were removed as per the maintenance manual for repairs or overhaul as required. The RPAS was destroyed. There were no injuries to persons in the aircraft or on the ground.

Sources:

TSB A20P0019


Images:

Photo of C-GMPN courtesy AirHistory.net


Vernon (CYVK / YVE)
16 August 2020; (c) John Olafson

Revision history:

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15-Mar-2020 15:36 harro Added

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