Accident at Capilano River British Columbia


2009-12-02: UPDATE / Add TSB Report Details: A96P0060 - For filming purposes, the pilot of the float-equipped DHC-2 Beaver had flown along the Capilano River at about 200 feet AGL, followed by a Bell 206L-4 helicopter to his right and behind him. To reverse course and return to the starting point to repeat this move scene, the Beaver pilot carried out a left-hand turn toward the rising terrain bordering the river. During the turn, the pilot lost control of the aircraft, and, despite his applying flaps and engine power, the floats struck some tall trees. The aircraft then continued to descend into the trees, crashed, and came to rest in a left-side down attitude. The pilot, who was not wearing the available shoulder harness, sustained minor head injuries during impact. The sole passenger also received minor injuries, and the aircraft was substantially damaged. Weather conditions at this time were good VMC, with a likelihood of turbulence, or subsiding air, in the river valley area.
1996-03-28: While conducting a low level, low speed pass during a movie shoot, the aircraft contacted the trees and crashed. The pilot and passenger received minor injuries. TSB investigating.


CADORS Number 1996P0127
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1996-03-28 - 17:55
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 2
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location British Columbia, Canada, North America, Pacific Region, Capilano River British Columbia
TSB Occurrence Number A96P0060
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
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Reported By
Categories Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
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Canadian Registration GJZQ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator SEAIR SERVICES (1990) LTD. (5082) Commercial
Model DHC 2 MKI
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Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 2
Events Collision with object

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