Incident at 50nm Southeast of Churchill Falls


2003-06-27: TSB - Update - 2003-06-27 - A03A0074: The B206L helicopter was conducting a bird (Osprey) survey and was hovering near a nest when the helicopter's main rotor was struck by one of the birds. The helicopter began to vibrate and the pilot elected to conduct a precautionary landing on a nearby road. After landing, the remains of the Osprey were found on the helicopter. A visual inspection of the incident helicopter indicated no obvious damage and the helicopter was flown back to base. The passengers were flown back to base in another helicopter. The helicopter was inspected in accordance with the aircraft maintenance manual and no damage was found. Helicopter returned to service.
2003-06-26: CGMHN, a Bell 206, was conducting an inspection of an osprey nest when the helicopter was attacked by one of the adult birds protecting it's nest. The helicopter forced to land on a highway following the bird strike. The extent of damage is unknown. There was one person on board. The original report was received from Halifax FIC. TSB - A03A0074 - More to Follow


CADORS Number 2003A0355
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-06-25 - 14:40
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, 50nm Southeast of Churchill Falls
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0074
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 30186
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Bird

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration GMHN | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
Model 206L
Year Built 1978
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Make ALLISON
Engine Model 250-C20R
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Bird strike,Forced landing

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