Accident at HOPEDALE NL (CYHO)


1999-06-16: CFKOV HB06T helicopter developed engine trouble requiring a forced landing. The aircraft landed hard and the 3 passengers exited the aircraft. Shortly afterwards, the aircraft caught fire and burned. No serious injuries reported. TSB evaluating. TSB File # A99A0080 Update: Flight was on a geological survey descending to a second landing site from 600-700 feet when a loud bang was heard at about 200 feet followed by a decrease in Rotor RPM coincident with audio warnings. Pilot entered into an Autorotation and attempted to reach the intended landing site. When the pilot realized that he did not have sufficient altitude to reach the site he continued with the autorotation into the trees. The descent was mostly vertical and the pilot attempted to impact the terrain in a right bank attitude as the terrain rose to the right. The impact caused the main rotors to shed and the helicopter came to rest in a left bank attitude. The pilot exited the aircraft and aided the rear seat passenger exit through the right rear door while the front passenger exited out the pilot's side. The pilot observed that a fire had started in the engine bay area and fuel was leaking from the aircraft. Initial information indicates that the helicopter was consumed by the post crash fire. The three onboard persons were transported to Mary's Harbor by another company helicopter. They were medically assessed and released. Note Occurrence location as Port Hope Simpson Labrador.


CADORS Number 1999A0320
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-06-09 - 21:16
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYHO
Aerodrome Name HOPEDALE NL (CYHO)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Hopedale LAB (Port Hope Simpson)
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 FKOV | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
Model 206L
Year Built 1977
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land & Ski
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Hard landing,Engine failure

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