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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236020
Last updated: 29 May 2020
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Date:18-FEB-2019
Time:daytime
Type:Silhouette image of generic S92 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone (S-92)
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:NRU Asterix, 1,300 km W of Hawaii -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:NRU Asterix
Narrative:
The CH-148 Cyclone’s main rotor blades hit and damaged the tail of the aircraft while landing on the NRU Asterix during wind-envelope testing. The incident took place during daylight and in relatively calm conditions. The helicopter appeared to suddenly drop about two metres onto the deck it is reported. There were no injuries. For two and a half weeks, crews worked around the clock to replace the Cyclone’s tailboom, main rotor blades and landing gear, leaving the helicopter out of service for 25 days.

Sources:

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/cyclone-helicopter-experiences-hard-landing-on-asterix-supply-ship/
https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/canadian-armed-forces-says-cause-cost-of-cyclone-helicopter-collision-still-unknown-1.4611920
https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/local/cyclone-helicopters-hard-landing-on-deployment-happened-with-civilian-at-helm-291897/
https://www.reddit.com/r/CanadianForces/comments/ayi93z/fixing_a_cyclone_on_asterix_from_marpacs_fb_page/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-May-2020 15:23 Aerossurance Added
29-May-2020 12:17 Aerossurance Updated [Location]

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