Accident at Near Taloyoak, NWT


1996-03-21: A Bell 206 owned by Aero Arctic Ltd., of Yellowknife, NWT was enroute from Cambridge Bay to Taloyoak (Spence Bay). The visibility was 3/4 - 1 mile in fog and light rain, temperature was 5 degrees C, and the wind was strong and gusty. The pilot decided to land and await improved weather.The helicopter began to spin and suspecting a tail rotor problem, the pilot entered autorotation. One of the skids hit a rock and the helicopter rolled over. There were no injuries, but the helicopter was badly damaged. TSB will not attend the accident site and is awaiting a pilot's report. Update: TSB reports that the pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries.


CADORS Number 1995C0248
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-06-30 - 01:03
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Near Taloyoak, NWT
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 GRAA | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator AERO ARCTIC LTD. (342) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
Model 206B
Year Built 1976
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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