Incident at Villeneuve, AB


1997-11-07: The pilot of C-FVJF was undergoing a Transport Canada flight test with a TC flight inspector. The flight test was to include the pilot's responses to inflight emergencies. As the helicopter lifted off from the Villeneuve airport and began forward flight, the TC inspector initiated an emergency by illuminating a caution light which required the pilot to reject the takeoff. When the pilot carried out the aborted takeoff, the tail rotor struck the ground, which caused damage to both rotor blades.


CADORS Number 1997C0777
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1997-11-04 - 22:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Villeneuve, AB
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TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration FVJF | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Model 280C
Year Built 1979
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Hard landing,Propeller/rotor strike

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