Incident at FORT ALBANY ON (CYFA)

Summary

1996-12-06: The helicopter was being refuelled with Jet B from drums, using an electric fuel pump. As the refuelling was completed and the pump was being removed from the drum, there were suddenly flames from the refuelling port and smoke from the drum. The flames were extinguished by covering the openings with leather gloved hands. The helicopter was substantially damaged by the expanding fuel tank. The helicopter will be transported to Sudbury for major repairs. Ops. impact -- unknown.

Details


CADORS Number 1996O0559
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-11-26 - 19:30
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYFA
Aerodrome Name FORT ALBANY ON (CYFA)
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region,
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Other,Fire/smoke (non-impact)
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration GBSP | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner HELI-NORTH AVIATION INC./HELI-
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
BELL
Model 206B
Year Built 1973
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Make ALLISON
Engine Model  Silhouette image of 250-C20B
250-C20B
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Parked
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Other operational incident,Fire - aircraft (cockpit, cargo or passenger area)

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