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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 257506
Last updated: 17 May 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R-44 II
Owner/operator:Elevation Helicopters
Registration: C-FDTV
MSN: 13879
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:30 nm SW of Grand Prairie, AB (CYQU) -   Canada
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
A privately registered Robinson R-44 II, operated by Elevation Helicopters, was conducting a training flight with a student pilot and flight instructor onboard. The flight originated from a private acerage approximately 5.5 nm NE of Grand Prairie, AB (CYQU) and proceeded to Grand Prairie (CYQU), AB to take on fuel. The aircraft then departed on a navigation
training exercise and proceeded SW of CYQU. Approximately 30 nm SW of CYQU the crew elected to land in an open field. After a short break, the student pilot attempted to depart from the field. During the lift-off, the helicopter began a rapid uncommanded roll to the left. The instructor subsequently assumed control of the helicopter and attempted to correct the beginning of the dynamic rollover and lift the helicopter into a hover. During the recovery, the tail rotor struck the ground and the helicopter began to yaw to the right. The instructor immediately landed the helicopter and shut down the engine. Both occupants subsequently evacuated the aircraft, there were no injuries.




Photo of C-FDTV courtesy

Mont-Tremblant / Saint-Jovite (CSZ3)
25 May 2018; (c) Gary Vincent

Revision history:

05-May-2021 16:19 harro Added

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