Incident at Cape North

Summary

2010-06-10: A Transport Canada Bell 212 helicopter (C-FDOP) was conducting a sling operation from Dingwall to Cape North, NS. The sling cargo consisted of a 2,500 pound tower. On short final at Cape North, the cargo hook released and the tower fell into the ocean just off shore. The pilot was the sole occupant. The incident was reported as an unintentional release. Transport Canada personnel are investigating and will be informing the TSB of their findings. TSB Case Closed.

Details


CADORS Number 2010A0510
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2010-05-13 - 18:15
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Cape North
TSB Occurrence Number A10A0052
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration FDOP | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
Operator GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT (2134) State
Make BELL TEXTRON - USA
Model 212
Year Built 1973
Engine Type Turbo shaft
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY-CAN
Engine Model PT6T-3
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Part or pieces separate from an aircraft

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