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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200105
Last updated: 14 August 2018
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Date:01-OCT-2017
Time:17:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:ASAP Avionics Services Ltd
Registration: C-FMBO
C/n / msn: 0106
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:1-2 mls NW of Campbell River, BC (CYBL) -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Campbell River, BC (CYBL)
Destination airport:Campbell River, BC (CYBL)
Narrative:
On 01 October 2017, at 1530 Pacific Daylight Time, the ASAP Avionics Services Ltd. Robinson R44 helicopter (registration C-FMBO, serial number 0106) departed the Campbell River Airport, British Columbia, during daylight hours, on a company indoctrination flight with 2 pilots on board. At 1548 the helicopter returned to the airport to conduct some hovering manoeuvres in the vicinity of the runway. At approximately 1554 the helicopter began to spin to the right and control was lost. At approximately 1555 the helicopter collided with trees 1.2 nm northwest of the threshold of Runway
12. The pilot seated in the left hand seat was fatally injured and the pilot seated in the right hand seat was seriously injured. The surviving pilot called 911 on a personal cellphone. There was no post-impact fire, and no dangerous goods were on board. The emergency locator transmitter activated but the signal was not heard until approximately 80 minutes after the helicopter impacted terrain.

Sources:

Transport Canada
https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/woman-killed-man-injured-in-helicopter-crash-near-campbell-river-1.3614748
http://vancouversun.com/news/canada/one-dead-one-hurt-as-helicopter-crashes-in-dense-bush-on-vancouver-island/wcm/2fe83b01-8ece-411a-bd14-f09de12c19f6
https://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/local-news/breaking-helicopter-crash-north-east-of-the-campbell-river-airport/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Oct-2017 06:44 gerard57 Added
02-Oct-2017 17:01 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
02-Oct-2017 17:42 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location]
03-Oct-2017 20:56 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Nov-2017 19:16 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Aug-2018 06:50 harro Updated [Narrative]

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