Accident Eurocopter EC-120B C-GHBB, 05 Apr 2020
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238306
 
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Date:05-APR-2020
Time:13:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter EC-120B
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: C-GHBB
MSN: 1091
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Thomas Crater, BC -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Fort Langley (CBQ2), BC
Destination airport:Thomas Crater, BC
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
A privately operated Eurocopter EC-120B aircraft, was conducting a leisure flight with 3 persons on board, departing from Fort Langley (CBQ2), BC. The helicopter was the first of three helicopters planning to visit Thomas Crater, BC, 39nm N of Abbotsford Airport (CYXX). On approach to the landing area, the pilot surveyed several options. He selected a location that would allow the other two aircraft to land nearby. The aircraft touched down on the snow and stabilized.
The pilot began to "pump the collective", in order to solidify the helicopter into the snow, however the LH landing gear skid broke through the snow. A dynamic rollover ensued and the helicopter came to rest on its left side with substantial damage. One person received minor injuries. The ELT did not activate.

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Revision history:

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19-Jul-2020 10:41 harro Added

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