2010-11-16: A10A0106: C-GCHW
, a Transport Canada MBB BO 105 helicopter with one pilot and two passengers on board, was departing Cape St. Lawrence, NS for a local flight. At approximately 6 to 10 feet above the ground while in translation, the number two engine (Allison 250-C20B) power degraded to approximately 40 percent N1. The pilot landed safely without further incident. There was no damage to the aircraft and the occupants exited the aircraft uninjured. During the landing, the Mast Moment indicator light illuminated and the number one engine torque was observed indicating above 110 percent. UPDATE - 8 October 2010: Maintenance inspection revealed that the compressor discharge P3 airline to the fuel control unit had disconnected due to a loose B-nut. Maintenance personnel are repairing the aircraft at the incident site after which it will be ferried to the main base at Shearwater on a flight permit.