Incident at 17 NM SW Southport, Manitoba


1996-03-08: A Bell 206 helicopter struck a large migratory bird while climbing through 1800 feet above ground level, 17 miles north-west of Southport. The bird struck the helicopter above and behind the left passenger door, at the maintenance step area. The pilot performed a precautionary landing in a field. There was no damage and no one was injured. There was lots of blood, but no feathers. The pilot saw the bird prior to impact. The bird is suspected to be a large goose or duck, because of the altitude at which the incident occurred.


CADORS Number 1994C0117
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-04-07 - 03:14
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 17 NM SW Southport, Manitoba
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Categories Bird

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration FTHA | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator FIELD AVIATION COMPANY INC. (10548) Private
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
Model 206B
Year Built 1981
Engine Type Turbo shaft
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Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Bird strike

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