Accident at Crescent Creek, AB 25 Mi W of Nordegg

Summary

1999-08-20: The pilot of AS350BA was tasked to rescue a tourist who was stranded on a rock in the fast flowing cree. After rescuing the tourist the pilot returned to the rock to pick up the mountain rescue team and in the process of doing so a rope struck and damaged a main rotorblade. The pilot was able to maintain control and landed in a nearby clearing without further incident. The helicopter is now being trucked to its home base (Kelowna, B.C) for repairs. OPI - System Safety

Details


CADORS Number 1999C0697
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-07-18 - 21:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Crescent Creek, AB 25 Mi W of Nordegg
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration FHHH | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner UNIVERSAL HELICOPTERS NEWFOUNDLAND LIMITED
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of AEROSPATIALE
AEROSPATIALE
Model AS 350BA
Year Built 1981
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 Hover
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with object

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