Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)


2003-08-07: Shortly after takeoff from a fire camp and while climbing through 200 to 300 ft agl at 40 knots, the pilot of a Tasman Helicopters Bell 212 s/n 30546, C-FVTS, noticed a massive torque split followed by an uncommanded yaw and audible pop or boom-like noise. The pilot returned to the original takeoff area and landed without incident. An overflying Bell 204 helicopter reported an engine fire. A visual inspection of the number one PT6-3 engine (P&W Canada twin pack) after landing found debris and damage to the exhaust stack believed to be caused by a suspected internal turbine wheel failure. The engine fire was contained internally with the flames coming out the exhaust stack. The engine is being removed for overhaul


CADORS Number 2003C1097
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2003-07-17 - 23:35
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYTH
Aerodrome Name THOMPSON MB (CYTH)
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 12 NM W of Thompson
TSB Occurrence Number A03C0183
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other,Fire/smoke (non-impact)

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration FVTS | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator TASMAN HELICOPTERS LTD. (5724) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BELL
Model 212
Year Built 1972
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Model PT6T-3
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Minor
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fire - engine,Precautionary landing,Diversion,Engine failure

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