Incident at Lynn Lake, 25NM SW, Manitoba

Summary

1997-03-21: The Bell 206B Jetranger helicopter had landed on a temporary helipad during fire-fighting operations. The landing pad, which was situated on a lake shoreline, consisted of two logs with the rear log supported on top of small support cross logs at each end. After the helicopter landed with the landing gear skids across the two logs, the single passenger departed and the pilot remained at the controls with the aircraft running awaiting the passenger's return. Suddenly the rear of the aircraft dropped and the pilot immediately tried to correct with cyclic. However there was a loud bang and significant vibration so the pilot shut down the engine. The rear log had slipped off the supports and the tail rotor contacted the water resulting in the loss of a tail rotor blade and significant damage to the tail boom. The pilot remained uninjured.

Details


CADORS Number 1995C0185
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-06-02 - 14:25
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Lynn Lake, 25NM SW, Manitoba
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories Abnormal runway contact
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration FCQJ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner DELTA HELICOPTERS LTD
Operator CANADIAN HELICOPTERS LIMITED/ HELICOPTERES CANADIENS LIMITEE Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
BELL
Model 206B
Year Built 1970
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 Propeller/rotor strike

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