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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 242518
Last updated: 13 October 2020
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Date:08-SEP-2020
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 212
Owner/operator:Alpine Helicopters
Registration: C-FAHG
C/n / msn: 30940
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Ghost River, AB -   Canada
Phase:
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Narrative:
A Bell 212 operated by Alpine Helicopters was conducting operations in support of forest fire fighting in the vicinity of Ghost River, Alberta. The pilot was repositioning the helicopter to a location previously utilized. During the approach for landing, the pilot noticed a tree top that appeared to have been recently broken off. An uneventful landing and shut down was completed.
Upon further inspection of the helicopter, the pilot noticed that the main rotor blades had sustained damage consistent with a tree strike. The aircraft was subsequently inspected by maintenance personnel, and ferried to a maintenance location for repair. There were no injuries.

Sources:

TSB


Images:

Photo of C-FAHG courtesy AirHistory.net


Kelowna - Alpine Heliport (CAB7)
22 September 2006; (c) John Olafson

Revision history:

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17-Sep-2020 12:28 harro Added

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