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Last updated: 14 September 2021
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Date:16-AUG-2010
Time:20:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206L LongRanger
Owner/operator:Universal Helicopters Newfoundland
Registration: C-GVYM
MSN: 45143
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sam Ford Fjord area, Baffin Island, Nunavut -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Clyde River CYCY
Destination airport:Pond Inlet
Narrative:
The float-equipped Bell 206L took off from Clyde River around 2009z on a VFR flight to Pond Inlet.

The helicopter was equipped with a flight following SkyTrac and was reported missing. The last known point was 70 57N 070 05W. It is believed to have been involved into a CFIT (water).

RCC Trenton reported on 23 August 2010 that the debris field extended almost 5 miles and based on the condition of the wreckage, the impact of the helicopter in the water was severe. The pieces recovered by the coast guard have been deposited in Clyde River. The next of kin of the pilot were briefed and the search has been terminated. The pilots body was never recovered.

TSB could not determined why the helicopter struck the sea surface.

Sources:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/helicopter-missing-in-remote-area-of-nunavut/article1676120/
http://web.archive.org/web/20100820081843/http://www.cbc.ca:80/canada/north/story/2010/08/17/arctic-helicopter-search.html
CADORS Number 2010C2823

http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/2010/a10q0133/a10q0133.asp


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Aug-2010 08:41 RobertMB Added
18-Aug-2010 09:46 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn]
19-Aug-2010 00:22 peterj Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source]
22-Aug-2010 02:58 Alpine Flight Updated [Other fatalities, Nature]
01-Sep-2014 11:03 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]

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