Accident at 5 NM N of Olds, AB


1999-06-21: The pilot of C-FGAR, a Robinson 22, was conducting spray operations on a field of corn north of Olds, AB. While in a hover, he inadvertently backed up into power lines, jammed the tail rotor, severing one power line and causing the helicopter to descend rapidly to the ground with an uncontrollable right rotation. It landed heavily and rolled onto its right side. The pilot received some injuries to his head and body and was treated and released from hospital. The pilot was wearing a helmet and when the helicopter was rolling onto its side, he was thrown towards the right door, which had been removed for the spray operation. The pilot's helmeted head was caught underneath the right upper door frame and he was recovered from that position after the helicopter was moved. The helicopter was substantially damaged. OPI - System Safety


CADORS Number 1999C0476
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1999-06-18 - 14:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 5 NM N of Olds, AB
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.,Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of ROBINSON
Model R22 BETA
Year Built 1990
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make LYCOMING
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Hover
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Hard landing,Collision with object

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