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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23473
Last updated: 15 May 2021
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Date:07-MAR-1999
Time:01:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 212
Owner/operator:Alpine Helicopters
Registration: C-GAHV
MSN: 30699
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:SW of Bugaboo Glacier Provincial Park, BC -   Canada
Phase: Approach
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
RCC notification of a fatal heliski accident. One fatality (pilot) and two uninjured (passengers). Details as to the cause of the crash are unknown at this time.UPDATE 99/03/11 The Alpine Bell 212 helicopter (C-GAHV) with the pilot and two crew on board were flagging a heli-ski run in the Bugaboo Region of the Purcell mountains near Spillimacheen, British Columbia. While on approach to a landing site, the helicopter's left skid struck sloping terrain in a shaded area. The main rotor blades then contacted the terrain; although the helicopter remained upright, the transmission and rotor disc shifted forward and the main rotor blades struck the cockpit roof, fatally injuring the pilot. The helicopter then rolled over onto its right side and was substantially damaged. The two crew were uninjured and were evacuated from the site by another company helicopter when the accident helicopter failed to check in by radio. TSB is assisting the local coroner in his investigation into the accident. More to follow.

Sources:

1999P0123


Images:

Photo of C-GAHV courtesy AirHistory.net


Kelowna - Alpine Heliport (CAB7)
22 September 2006; (c) John Olafson

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
08-Nov-2013 16:55 TB Updated [Total occupants, Location, Phase, Damage]

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