Accident at Snow Lake 15 NM W, Manitoba


1997-03-21: The Bell 206B Jet Ranger was lifting off from a log pad in a marsh on fire suppression duties. The left skid of the helicopter snagged a log, and the pilot used right cyclic to break free. When the helicopter broke free, it moved to the right, and struck a tree. The pilot descended and hovered just above the ground while the passengers disembarked to prepare a landing pad, then landed the helicopter without further incident. There were no reported injuries, but the helicopter sustained damage to it's main rotor blades.


CADORS Number 1995C0192
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-06-06 - 14:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Snow Lake 15 NM W, Manitoba
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Categories Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration GFIV | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator CUSTOM HELICOPTERS LTD. (3207) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
Model 206B
Year Built 1970
Engine Type Turbo shaft
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Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with object

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