Incident at Fort McMurray, AB


1997-06-23: C-GFHC was enroute from "Legend Fire Lookout" which is about 50 miles west of Fort MacKay when the pilot reported a hydraulic failure about 40 miles WNW of Ft McMurray. The helicopter, with 8 people on board, landed safely at 0153Z with ERS on standby. UPDATE Company maintenance reports that a pressurized line to the external hydraulic connector used for ground servicing of the hydraulic system, had chafed behind an attachment clamp resulting in the loss of fluid. The system is being checked to ensure that there are no other leaks, and if required, an SDR will be submitted. The company has initiated a check of those helicopters with similar systems to ensure the line near the connector is not worn.


CADORS Number 1997C0356
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-06-15 - 01:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Fort McMurray, AB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration GFHC | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
Model 205A 1
Year Built 1969
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Hydraulic problem,Declared emergency/priority

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