Accident at 26 N Igloolik, NWT


1996-06-07: The Bell 206 Longranger was being ferried from Yellowknife to Cape Dorset. The pilot had initially planned to cross the Foxe Channel from Coral Harbor, but turned back because of poor ice conditions. The pilot decided to head north around Foxe Basin and follow the southern shore of Baffin Island. The pilot's last stop was at Hall Beach, where he had taken on fuel. The helicopter was located by Fisherman on the frozen ice surface of Foxe Basin, approximately 26 miles North of Igloolik. The aircraft was destroyed. The pilot was fatally injured.


CADORS Number 1996C0187
Occurrence Type Accident
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Occurred At 1996-06-07 - 20:48
Day or Night?
Fatalities 1
Injuries 0
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Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 26 N Igloolik, NWT
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Categories Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration GYAA | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
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Occurrence Type Accident
Operator AERO ARCTIC LTD. (342) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
Model 206L 1
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Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 1
Injuries 0
Events Collision with terrain

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