Accident at GILFORD ISLAND, B.C.

Summary

1996-02-02: The Aerospatiale AS350B Helicopter was in the final stage of a normal landing in a small clearing, when the main rotor struck a small tree on the right hand side of the clearing. The Pilot then felt a brief vibration and he aborted the touchdown; he then moved the helicopter to the left and landed in the clearing to disembark the passengers. No injuries, and only minor tip damage to one of the main rotor blades.

Details


CADORS Number 1996P0040
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1996-02-02 - 19:40
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location British Columbia, Canada, North America, Pacific Region, GILFORD ISLAND, B.C.
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories Abnormal runway contact
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration FWCO | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner
Operator WEST COAST HELICOPTERS MAINTENANCE AND CONTRACTING LTD. (8201) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of AEROSPATIALE
AEROSPATIALE
Model AS 350B
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Propeller/rotor strike

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