Incident at 1 mile east of Austin, MB


1996-07-03: While accomplishing night manoeuvers the pilot of Ranger 73 reported a birdstrike. The pilot force landed and inspected the aircraft for damage. There was no visible damage. The pilot walked to a nearby farm house and phoned a field aviation technician who went out to inspect the aircraft and subsequently advised that it was safe to fly. A goose or duck were perhaps the culprits in this adventure. The aircraft was ferried back to Southport where a more indepth inspection was completed.


CADORS Number 1996C0234
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1996-07-03 - 03:45
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 1 mile east of Austin, MB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories Bird

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator DND
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
Model 206
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number RANGER 73
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Bird strike

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