Accident at Indian Arm


1996-05-09: The Bell 214 was operating in a confined area, picking up a crew of loggers after a day of heli-logging. The tail rotor struck a spruce sapling while the crew was manoeuvering for the toe-in landing. The crew was not aware of the tail rotor strike until they landed in Squamish where one blade was found to have a 2 inch tear. The tail rotor assembly was replaced and the 90-degree and 42-degree gearboxes were inspected and re-installed.


CADORS Number 1996P0181
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1996-05-09 - 23:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location British Columbia, Canada, North America, Pacific Region, Indian Arm
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Reported By
Categories Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration FWQU | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator BLACK TUSK HELICOPTER INC. (8065) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
Model 214B 1
Year Built
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Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
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Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Propeller/rotor strike

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