Accident at WABUSH NL (CYWK)

Summary

2001-09-27: CGVBH AS350D Helicopter at 1508Z pilot advise inbound for Wabush to pick up fuel at aprx 1520Z. CGVHB did not arive at ETA. At 1603Z AMT7166 received emergency call on 121.5 from CGVHB and all info relayed to Wabush FSS for relay to company. CGVBH experienced tail rotor problem and landed safely at coordinate 5310.2N/06627.86W. Only asistance requested by pilot was to have company dispatch helicopter to pick up pilot. Request relayed to company. TSB case closed with more to follow.
2001-10-01: TSB UPDATE:A01A0123: C-GVHB, an AS-350 had just taken off from a survey camp and was en route to Wabush at 1000 feet agl after finishing a day of slinging operations, when the baggage pod door opened. The pilot had started a descent to land when a seat cushion flew out of the baggage pod and struck the tail rotor. The pilot felt a vibration, adjusted the aircraft speed to 60 kts, and made a precautionary landing in a bog. After landing, the pilot discovered damage to the tail rotor blades and a dent in the tail boom. The pilot was uninjured and was picked up by another helicopter operator in the area and flown to Wabush.

Details


CADORS Number 2001A0612
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-09-26 - 16:03
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYWK
Aerodrome Name WABUSH NL (CYWK)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region,
TSB Occurrence Number A01A0123
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 17924
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Loss of control - inflight
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration GVHB | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner CANADIAN HELICOPTERS LIMITED/HELICOPTERES CANADIENS LIMITEE
Operator CANADIAN HELICOPTERS LIMITED/ HÉLICOPTÈRES CANADIENS LIMITÉE (11988) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of AEROSPATIALE
AEROSPATIALE
Model AS 350D
Year Built 1981
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model LTS-101-600A-3
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Forced landing,Loss of control - inflight

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