Accident at POSTVILLE NL (CCD4)

Summary

2005-10-03: C-GOFL, Bell 407, landed at a temporary helipad, 20 miles west of Postville (CCD4), deplaned 2 passengers and rolled the throttle to flight idle when the helicopter tipped backwards and the tail rotor blades hit the water. The tail rotor driveshaft was sheared in the engine bay. TSB case closed.
2005-10-04: TSB Update: A05A0133: The Bell 407 helicopter, registration C-GOFL, landed on a makeshift pad at the edge of a lake following a flight from Postville. The pilot rolled the throttle back to ground idle, the helicopter tilted backwards and the tail rotor entered the water shearing the short shaft in the engine compartment. The makeshift pad consisted of several logs being placed on the boggy ground at the rear of the landing area. The pilot reported that he had landed to far aft on the pad and that the bear paws were aft of the logs and not on top of them as they should have been

Details


CADORS Number 2005A0684
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2005-10-01 - Unknown time
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CCD4
Aerodrome Name POSTVILLE NL (CCD4)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Helepad 20 miles west of Postville
TSB Occurrence Number A05A0133
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Abnormal runway contact
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration GOFL | 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 TEXTRON - CAN
BELL TEXTRON - CAN
Model 407
Year Built 1997
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Make ALLISON
Engine Model 250-C47B
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Propeller/rotor strike

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