Accident at 7 M W of Hinton, AB


1999-03-02: C-FOAH, with one pilot and 2 passengers, was conducting a photo flight filming a CN train near Hinton when the helicopter struck a power line and impacted the ground. The wire apparently struck the helicopter on the pitch links below the main rotor blades. Initial information is that the damage to the a/c is substantial. One of the passengers, who was in the front left seat, was reported to have sustained chest injuires and is in hospital. TSB Edmonton sent an investigator to the site and more information may be available. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that the helicopter struck two power lines crossing the Canadian National Railway right of way. The power lines were about 33 feet above the tracks and struck the helicopter just above the windshield and then severed the control rods. The pilot lost control of the helicopter, which travelled for about 300 feet before striking the ground in a 45 degree nose-down attitude. The pilot and back seat film director received minor injuries and the camera operator in the front seat sustained serious injuries.


CADORS Number 1999C0140
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1999-02-26 - 22:50
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 3
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 7 M W of Hinton, AB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Controlled flight into or toward terrain,Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration FOAH | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
Model 206B
Year Built 1971
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 3
Events Collision with terrain,Collision with object

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