Accident at 5.5 NM WNW of FORT SIMPSON NT (CYFS)


2001-10-09: Fort Simpson CARS advised Yellowknife FSS that C-FCVV, a Hughes 369HS, had crashed near the Great Slave Helicopter pad in Fort Simpson at approximately 0100Z. It was reported that the helicopter was approaching the landing pad when the engine appeared to flame out about 100 feet AGL. There was insuffient altitude or forward speed for the pilot to attempt an autorotation and the helicopter impacted terrain. The pilot sustained fatal injuries and the one passenger is in hospital with broken bones. TSB is investigating.
2001-10-10: UPDATE TSB reported that the pilot of the McDonnell Douglas (Hughes) 369HS (500C) helicopter was on approach to the helipad at Fort Simpson when the engine flamed out. In the ensuing autorotation into the trees, the helicopter crashed onto its left side. The pilot was fatally injured, the passenger was seiously injured, and the helicopter substantially damaged.


CADORS Number 2001C1282
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-10-05 - 01:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 1
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 5.5 NM WNW of FORT SIMPSON NT (CYFS)
TSB Occurrence Number A01W0255
TSB Class of Investigation Class 3
AOR Number 18105
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Fuel related

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration FCVV | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator DELTA HELICOPTERS LTD. (3648) Commercial
Model 369HS
Year Built 1974
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Make ALLISON
Engine Model  Silhouette image of 250-C20
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 1
Injuries 1
Events Fuel - starvation,Engine failure,Collision with terrain

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