Accident at Ponton, Manitoba


1997-04-01: The pilot of the Bell 206B Jetranger Helicopter, C-GAHX, while departing for a local charter flight, chose to depart under a nearby power line. During the initial climbout after lifting off, one of the main rotor blades struck and severed a secondary power line that was smaller and lower than the higher main lines. The pilot managed to maintain control and carry out a landing. There were no injuries, however, there was substantial damage to the main rotor system.


CADORS Number 1995C0394
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-10-30 - 14:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Ponton, Manitoba
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By
Categories Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration GAHX | 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 1968
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 Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Wire strike

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