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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30450
Last updated: 22 September 2021
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Date:06-AUG-1999
Time:06:48 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger
Owner/operator:Interior Helicopters Ltd
Registration: C-GPOC
MSN: 695
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fort St. James, British Columbia -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Helicopter experienced an engine failure and made a forced landing. Helicopter began to slide in mud and the pilot was unable to keep the helicopter upright. The helicopter slid back and rolled onto its right side, rolled into water and a bank on the right side which slid the helicopter even further back into the water. Pilot got out unharmed.

Update from TSB August 23, 1999: THE BELL 206B C-FPOC WAS PICKING UP WATER FROM A LAKE/SWAMP WHEN IT LOST POWER. THE PILOT MANAGED TO LAND THE HELICOPTER ON AN OLD BEAVER DAM. HOWEVER BEFORE THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES HAD COME TO A COMPLETE STOP, THE HELICOPTER ROLLED ON TO IT'S RIGHT SIDE, SLID BACKWARDS AND INTO THE LAKE. THE PILOT GOT OUT AND HELD ON TO THE H.F. ANTENNA, TRYING TO KEEP THE HELICOPTER FROM SLIDING FURTHER INTO THE LAKE, BUT AS THE HELICOPTER FILLED UP WITH WATER THE ANTENNA BROKE OFF AND IT SUNK OUT OF SIGHT.

Sources:

1. CADORS Number:1999P0439


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
10-Apr-2015 18:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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