Accident at Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan


1997-03-21: The Bell B206L1 Longranger Helicopter had just disembarked two firefighters and some equipment at a temporary helipad that was constructed from logs. During the subsequent lift-off the helicopter rolled over and struck the ground. The pilot managed to egress from the helicopter before it was consumed by the post-crash fire. The helicopter was destroyed, but the pilot escaped with no significant injuries.


CADORS Number 1995C0176
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-05-29 - 20:50
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan
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Reported By
Categories Loss of control - ground

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration FMZE | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator NORTH CENTRAL HELICOPTERS LTD. (5309) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
Model 206L 1
Year Built 1981
Engine Type Turbo shaft
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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 Roll over

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