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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 83339
Last updated: 1 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 205A
Owner/operator:Helicopter Transport Services Canada Ltd.
Registration: C-FPAZ
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Big River, Saskatchewan -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
C-FPAZ, an Ontario-based Bell 205 helicopter was carrying out fire fighting activities 30 NM west of Big River, SK. The helicopter was water-bucketing a fire near Chitek Lake, SK. On final approach to the drop point, the pilot noted a Low Rotor RPM warning. He then released the water from the bucket and decreased collective in an attempt to regain rotor rpm. Rotor rpm did not recover and the helicopter struck a brush pile adjacent to a fire break line. The aircraft was substantially damaged. The pilot sustained serious injuries and was evacuated.


CADORS 2002C0854

Revision history:

16-Dec-2010 02:57 slowkid Added

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