Accident at No Name Lake - Labrador

Summary

2003-05-23: TSB - Update - 2003-05-22 - A03A0054: C-GDCA, a Universal Helicopters Bell 206L, on a cargo flight from Goose Bay to No Name Lake, was landing on a log pad when the aircraft drifted rearward, slipped off the logs and settled in a tail-down attitude. The tail rotor contacted the water and, as a result, the tail rotor drive shaft was severed. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, exited the aircraft uninjured. The operator has removed the aircraft from the site and further inspection and repairs will be completed.
2003-05-21: A Universal Helicopters Bell 206 was on a VFR flight from Goose Bay to No Name Lake Labrador and was landing on a prepared log landing platform. During the landing the helicopter slipped backwards off the platform and the Tail rotor contacted the water. The drive shaft was broken to the tail rotor. TSB Case Closed A03A0054 - More to Follow

Details


CADORS Number 2003A0273
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-05-19 - 17:27
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, No Name Lake - Labrador
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0054
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Controlled flight into or toward terrain,Abnormal runway contact
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration GDCA | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner UNIVERSAL HELICOPTERS NEWFOUNDLAND LIMITED
Operator UNIVERSAL HELICOPTERS NEWFOUNDLAND LIMITED (316) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
BELL
Model 206L
Year Built 1975
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Make ALLISON
Engine Model 250-C20R
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 Propeller/rotor strike,Collision with terrain

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