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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73873
Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Date:23-NOV-2004
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 500D (369D)
Owner/operator:Airspan Helicopters
Registration: C-GGSI
C/n / msn: 370101D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Clowhom Lake, British Columbia -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Airspan Helicopters Hughes 369D, [C-GGSI], was in a hover with a sling load attached to a 150 feet longline when the pilot started a descent on a hillside. He felt a slight wobble in the cyclic when the main rotor blades struck a spiked top cedar tree, saw debris flying from the 2 o'clock position, increased power to back away from the hill, manoeuvered to place the load on the ground, subsequently landed on a nearby road and shut down without further event.

Sources:

CADORS 2004P2167


Images:

Photo of C-GGSI courtesy AirHistory.net


Sechelt / Gibsons (CAP3)
27 August 2004; (c) John Olafson

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Apr-2010 10:58 slowkid Added
16-Sep-2019 12:50 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]

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