Incident at WHISTER-SPEARMIN GLACIER

Summary

1996-03-06: A Bell 205 conducting Heliskiing operations encountered white-out conditions during an attempt to land at the 7500 foot level on the Spearmin glacier. The aircraft contacted the ground 200 feet short of its intended landing site, at which time the main rotor blades contacted the uneven terrain resulting in extensive damage to rotating components and their mounting. There were 12 passengers on board, none of which were injured. The passengers skied away and the uninjured pilot was picked up by a company aircraft.

Details


CADORS Number 1996P0105
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1996-03-06 - 23:41
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location British Columbia, Canada, North America, Pacific Region, WHISTER-SPEARMIN GLACIER
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 GPET | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner CAMPBELL HELICOPTERS LTD
Operator CAMPBELL HELICOPTERS LTD. (5314) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
BELL
Model 205A 1
Year Built 1975
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model T5313B
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Propeller/rotor strike

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