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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23476
Last updated: 28 August 2021
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Date:04-DEC-1998
Time:13:02 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II
Owner/operator:Hélicoptère Colibri
Registration: C-GLBH
MSN: 45532
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:12 nm SE of St-Michel-des-Saints, Quebec -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Laval, Quebec
Destination airport:Lac Kempt, Quebec
Narrative:
At 1202 eastern standard time, the pilot of the Bell 206L-1, C-GLBH, alone on board, took off from Dorval Airport, Quebec, to make a visual flight rules (VFR) cross-country flight. He picked up three passengers at the heliport of the horse club in Laval, Quebec, and took off at 1210 towards the north-north-west for Lac Kempt, Quebec. About 12 nautical miles (nm) south-west of Saint-Michel-des-Saints, visibility was reduced slightly in light snow showers and then became nil in moderate snow showers. At about 1300, the pilot was unable to maintain ground visual contact, lost control of the aircraft and flew into the ground at a high rate of descent. The accident occurred in a forest on the side of a mountain. The aircraft was destroyed, and two of the four occupants lost their lives in the accident.

Sources:

1. CADORS 1998Q0593
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20070128023239/http://www.tsb.gc.ca:80/en/reports/air/1998/a98q0193/a98q0193.asp
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1999/1999


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
08-Apr-2015 23:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Source, Damage]

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