Incident at Long Lake, Nova Scotia.


1996-09-24: The Bell 206L was conducting an aerial spray run when the vertical stabilizer contacted a tree branch resulting in damage to the leading edge strip of the stabilizer. The pilot immediately carried out a successful landing. An inspection of the aircraft determined that no structural damage had occurred to the stabilizer and that the damage was confined to the leading edge strip. It was also discovered that an object had contacted the side of one of the tail rotor blades and the resulting dent was beyond limits requiring replacement of the blade. TSB closed


CADORS Number 1996A0814
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-09-24 - 11:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Long Lake, Nova Scotia.
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration GCHA | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
Model 206L
Year Built 1977
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with object

Leave a Comment