Accident at 15 NM SE Bloodvein, Manitoba


1996-09-17: The Bell 206B Jetranger, C-GOXY, was conducting a timber patrol at about 500 feet AGL about 15 NM SE of Bloodvein, Manitoba when the occupants heard an explosion, and the pilot noted the 'engine out' alarm and chip detector light. After confirming that the dual tach needles were split, the pilot noted that the pedals were ineffective, and completed a forced landing in a bog. The pilot and three passengers escaped with only minor injuries, but the helicopter sustained substantial damage. Initial indications are that part of the power turbine section departed the engine and severed the tail rotor drive shaft. A TSB investigator has been dispatched to determine the extent of any system deficiencies.


CADORS Number 1996C0384
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-09-13 - 07:20
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 15 NM SE Bloodvein, Manitoba
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TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration GOXY | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
Model 206B
Year Built 1974
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 failure

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