Incident at Thompson, Manitoba


1996-12-04: The helicopter did a NORDO, approached the airfield and landed on the north ramp. There was no other traffic and nil conflicts. The pilot phoned ATS on arrival and informed them that he had had an electrical failure. UPDATE: Approximately 11 miles out of Thompson, the pilot of a Custom Helicopters Bell 206B indicated that he got multiple warning lights, followed by a complete electrical failure. The pilot re-set the generator switch, but could not restore electrical power. The weather was VFR and the pilot had been monitoring 122.5 since 20 miles out and was familiar with the traffic. As a precaution the pilot followed the highway into Thompson and landed on the north side of the airport, staying clear of the traffic circuit. The electrical problem was traced to a sheared starter/generator drive shaft.


CADORS Number 1996C0520
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-11-30 - 22:21
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Thompson, Manitoba
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration GKBU | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
Model 206B
Year Built 1969
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Electrical problem

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