Accident at Porcupine Plains, SASK


1997-07-30: While in cruise flight at 3000 feet, the pilot of a Bell 206 Jetranger helicopter heard a buzzing sound. This was followed by a needle split and a drop in turbine outlet temperature. The pilot entered autorotation. The helicopter struck trees as it approached a swampy open area and landed heavily. There were no injuries to any of the 3 souls on board, but the helicopter was substantially damaged. The Transportation Safety Board is investigating.


CADORS Number 1994C0262
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-07-26 - 23:45
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Porcupine Plains, SASK
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration GELT | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
Model 206
Year Built 1980
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine - malfunction,Collision with object

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