Accident at 25 NM W of GRANDE CACHE AB (CEQ5)


2001-08-01: UPDATE TSB reported that the Eurocopter AS 350 BA helicopter experienced low main rotor RPM and the aircraft then made contact with terrain, after which it rolled over. There were five passengers on board, one of which sustained minor injuries. The pilot was not injured. TSB continues to look into the cause of the loss of rotor RPM.
2001-07-31: The pilot of C-FVVH, an Aerospatiale AS 350 with 6 people on board, called Edmonton ACC to report that the helicopter had experienced an accident about 25 NM west of Grande Cache. The helicopter had been on a VFR flight from Grande Prairie to Grande Cache and back, when the pilot observed a loss of rotor RPM. During landing, the helicopter rolled onto its side. One passenger received a minor injury. The company dispatched another helicopter to pick up the occupants. TSB was advised and will be investigating.


CADORS Number 2001C0929
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-07-30 - 20:35
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 25 NM W of GRANDE CACHE AB (CEQ5)
TSB Occurrence Number A01W0190
TSB Class of Investigation Class 3
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Loss of control - ground

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration FVVH | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner 3793486 CANADA LIMITED/3793486
Make  Silhouette image of AEROSPATIALE
Model AS 350BA
Year Built 1992
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Model ARRIEL 1B
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Loss of control - on ground,Overturn,Engine - malfunction

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