Accident at Fort Liard, NT

Summary

1999-09-21: THE PILOT OF THE BELL 205A HELICOPTER HAD LANDED ON A LOG PAD WHICH HE HAD BEEN USING FOR SEVERAL DAYS OF OPERATIONS. IN AN ATTEMPT TO SEE IF THE HELICOPTER WAS BALANCED CORRECTLY, THE PILOT GOT OUT OF THE HELICOPTER WITH THE ROTOR SPEED AT 100%. THE HELICOPTER THEN BEGAN TO YAW TO THE RIGHT OFF THE PAD, TILTED BACKWARDS AND THE TAIL ROTOR STRUCK THE GROUND. THE TAIL BOOM WAS SEVERED, BOTH SKID TUBES WERE DAMAGED, AND A TREE STUMP PUNCTURED THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FUSELAGE. THE DAMAGE TO THE HELICOPTER IS SUBSTANTIAL. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. OPI - System Safety

Details


CADORS Number 1999C0800
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1999-09-19 - 15:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Fort Liard, NT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Loss of control - ground,Controlled flight into or toward terrain
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration FNMQ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner PEACE HELICOPTERS LTD
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
BELL
Model 205A 1
Year Built 1969
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with terrain,Loss of control - on ground

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