Accident at FORT SIMPSON NT (CYFS)
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.
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Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)
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