Incident at 3 miles SE St. Pierre, Manitoba


1996-10-22: The Hughes 269C Helicopter, C-FQVV, was being flown in a search for a missing person. The pilot turned the helicopter abruptly downwind to search down a river bank. The pilot experienced loss of tail rotor effectiveness and the helicopter rotated through 360 degrees. The helicopter entered a high rate of descent and despite the application of full power landed heavily in swampy ground. The skids of the helicopter were broken but little other damage was sustained. The two occupants were uninjured. The winds were reported to be strong and gusty. The driver of an RCMP vehicle that responded reported difficulty driving because of the wind conditions.


CADORS Number 1994C0141
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-05-09 - Unknown time
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 3 miles SE St. Pierre, Manitoba
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Reported By
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration FQVV | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator SWISS HELICOPTER LTD. (8135) Commercial
Model 269C
Year Built 1977
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Hard landing,Engine - malfunction

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