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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 253987
Last updated: 23 July 2021
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Time:16:32 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Great Slave Helicopters Ltd
Registration: C-FYDA
MSN: 4157
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Griffith Island, about 22 kilometres southwest of Resolute Bay, NU -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Aerial patrol
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Resolute Airport, NU (YRB/CYRB)
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
At approximately 15:50 Central Daylight Time on 25 April 2021, a Great Slave Helicopters' AS 350B2 (registration C-FYDA) departed a remote camp located on Russell Island, Nunavut on a day VFR flight to Resolute Bay Airport, Nunavut (CYRB). On board was the pilot, an aircraft maintenance engineer, and a biologist. While flying over Griffith Island, approximately 12
nautical miles southwest of CYRB, the helicopter impacted the snow-covered terrain at approximately 16:32 Central Daylight Time. The aircraft was destroyed; however, the emergency locator transmitter did not transit a distress signal to the search and rescue satellites. A post-crash fire consumed much of the fuselage area. There were no survivors.

The crash occurred on a trip to survey the Lancaster Sound polar bear population for the Nunavut Department of Environment.

CADORS #2021C1524
TSB (photo)


Revision history:

26-Apr-2021 18:35 gerard57 Added
26-Apr-2021 18:56 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Apr-2021 18:58 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Phase, Embed code]
27-Apr-2021 05:20 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
28-Apr-2021 18:04 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
13-May-2021 14:51 harro Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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