Accident at FORT SIMPSON NT (CYFS)

Summary

2003-06-11: TSB reported that the accident occurred while operating on a remote helipad. A log forming the helipad structure gave way causing the idling helicopter to rollover and catch fire. The fire destroyed the helicopter. The pilot suffered a minor injury.
2003-06-12: UPDATE TSB reported that the Great Slave Helicopters Bell 206B helicopter, C-FJAD, was landing to pick up passengers 76 NM southeast of Fort Simpson. The log on which the aft skid rested broke and the aircraft rolled over onto it's side. The aircraft's fuel valve and battery were shut off, however, a large fuel leak was ignited by hot engine components. The aircraft was destroyed in the ensuing fire. The pilot suffered minor injuries.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C0730
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-06-10 - 16:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID CYFS
Aerodrome Name FORT SIMPSON NT (CYFS)
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Horne Plateau, 76 NM SE of Fort Simpson
TSB Occurrence Number A03W0113
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 29800
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Loss of control - ground,Fuel related,Fire/smoke (non-impact)
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration FJAD | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner GREAT SLAVE HELICOPTERS LTD
Operator GREAT SLAVE HELICOPTERS LTD. (4756) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
BELL
Model 206A
Year Built 1967
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Make ALLISON
Engine Model  Silhouette image of 250-C20
250-C20
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Parked
Damage Destroyed
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Fuel - leak,Roll over,Fire - engine

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