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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24700
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:11-JAN-1997
Time:c. 11:15 MST
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350BA
Owner/operator:Mountain High Helicopters
Registration: C-FJJH
C/n / msn: 2374
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Boulder Pass, 10nm West of Kimberley, British Columbia -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kimberley, British Columbia
Destination airport:Purcell Mountains, British Columbia
Narrative:
The pilot, four passengers, and a dog departed from Kimberley, British Columbia, at 1100 mountain standard time (MST) in the Aerospatiale AS 350BA helicopter, for a VFR (Visual Flight Rules) flight to an alpine hut located at 6,500 feet above sea level (asl) in the Purcell Mountains, 12 miles to the west of Kimberley. The helicopter did not return to Kimberley and a search was initiated at 16:00 MST.

The helicopter was found shortly after the search began; it had struck terrain in Boulder Pass, 10 miles west of Kimberley, at an elevation of 7,900 feet asl. All occupants sustained fatal injuries at impact, and the aircraft was substantially damaged.

Sources:

1. CADORS 1997P0020
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20080628173753/http://www.tsb.gc.ca:80/en/reports/air/1997/a97p0009/a97p0009.asp?
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=1974
4. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/turbine-helicopters-accidents-list-35533/
5. http://www.planetofearth.com/tsb-97-aar.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
04-Jul-2014 18:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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