ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238306
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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.
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Thomas Crater, BC -
|Departure airport:||Fort Langley (CBQ2), BC|
|Destination airport:||Thomas Crater, BC|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities|
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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