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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169505
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:12-DEC-2010
Time:14:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS350B2
Owner/operator:Forest Helicopters
Registration: C-FORS
C/n / msn: 4001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Pickle Lake, ON -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter was slinging barrels of fuel on a 100-foot long line to a drill site 10NM northeast of Pickle Lake. While en-route at approximately 300 feet AGL, the engine (Turbomecca Arielle 1D1) lost power. The pilot released the sling load and attempted an autorotative landing at an abandoned mine site. The helicopter struck the ground in a level attitude and one of the main rotor blades severed the helicopter's tail boom. There were no injuries, however, the helicopter sustained substantial damage.

Sources:

CADORS Number: 2010O3207


Revision history:

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03-Sep-2014 16:37 Aerossurance Added

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