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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 248216
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Type:Hummingbird 206L
Registration: C-GXYD
MSN: 945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:East of St Paul Aerodrome (ESP/CEW3), St Paul, AB -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
An amateur-built Hummingbird 206L helicopter, was conducting a local flight near St. Paul (CEW3), AB under the "Initial Standard Operating Conditions - Amateur-built Aircraft" for the Special Certificate of Airworthiness - Amateur Built. The turbine powered helicopter was nearing the required 25 hours with no issues related to design or construction. During cruise, at an altitude of approximately 700 feet AGL, a loud bang was heard and the helicopter yawed to the left. An autorotation was carried out to an open snow-covered field. As the helicopter landed it broke through a snowdrift and rolled over on its right side. The pilot exited the helicopter un-injured.
Following the flight, it was determined that a weld had failed on a reduction gearbox bracket and the coupling between the engine and reduction gearbox had failed. Engine power to the reduction gearbox was lost.



Revision history:

24-Feb-2021 22:59 Geno Added
26-Feb-2021 06:49 gerard57 Updated [Operator]
11-May-2021 17:45 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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