Accident Hughes 369D C-GWPK, 01 Feb 2008
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 268796
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Time:16:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hughes 369D
Owner/operator:Bighorn Helicopters Inc
Registration: C-GWPK
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Empress (CYEA) 20 NM S -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The Bighorn Helicopters Inc. Hughes 369D was conducting a wildlife survey approximately 20 nm south of Empress, AB. During touchdown, the tail rotor struck the ground resulting in a loss of rotational control. The pilot reduced the collective immediately and the helicopter landed heavily but remained upright. There was substantial damage to the tail rotor, tail rotor drive train, tail boom, and skid gear. The pilot and observer were uninjured.


TC CADORS No.2008C0397

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