Accident at Tumbler Ridge


1997-08-07: During a pilot proficiency check flight on the Bell 206 helicopter, the pilot carried out an autorotation which resulted in a hard landing, causing substantial damage when the main rotor severed the tail boom. There were no injuries.


CADORS Number 1994P0295
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-07-31 - 15:40
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location British Columbia, Canada, North America, Pacific Region, Tumbler Ridge
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration GNNH | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
Model 206B
Year Built 1975
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Hard landing

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