Accident at 36 NM SW of Fox Creek, AB


1999-01-21: Two helicopters, one of which was C-GSSN, a Hughes 369, were conducting seismic surveys about 30 miles south of Fox Creek. The pilots of both helicopters planned to refuel at Hinton, however, only one pilot arrived. After refuelling, this pilot departed Hinton and shortly after, picked up an ELT signal. He was able to find the wreckage of C-GSSN and land near the downed helicopter. He recovered the pilot of C-GSSN, who was the only occupant, and transport him to hospital in Hinton. The injured pilot was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. TSB Edmonton has two investigators at the scene and more information will be available. System Safety Edmonton has appointed a Minister's Observer to assist in the investigation of the occurrence. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that a post-accident examination revealed that the helicopter's engine lost power due to fuel exhaustion.


CADORS Number 1999C0032
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-01-12 - 19:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 1
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 36 NM SW of Fox Creek, AB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Fuel related,Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration GSSN | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Model 369D
Year Built 1979
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 1
Injuries 0
Events Fuel management,Collision with terrain

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