Accident at Nain NFLD


1997-09-03: C-FPRX HU500n helicopter was conducting sling operations between a camp located 20 miles NW of Nain and the base at Nain. Apprx. one-half mile from Nain at an altitude 200-300 feet the engine flamed out. The Auto-Relight activated but the engine did not restart. The pilot jettisoned the sling load and entered the helicopter into autorotational flight. During the landing, the helicopter sustained damage to the skids and tail boom. TSB case closed. The company has dispatched maintenance personnel to determine the cause of the engine flame out and assess the damage. More info to follow.


CADORS Number 1997A0421
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-08-27 - 18:15
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Nain NFLD
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration FPRX | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Model 500N
Year Built 1993
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Ski
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure,Hard landing

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