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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 268336
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Time:c. 13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic KMAX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Kaman K-1200 K-Max
Owner/operator:Black Tusk Helicopter Inc
Registration: C-FZVM
MSN: A94-0053
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:into Killam Bay, N of Egmont, BC -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:External load operation
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A Black Tusk Helicopters Inc. Kaman K-1200 (K-max) helicopter was conducting heli-logging operations in the vicinity of Killam Bay, in Jervis Inlet, BC, with 1 pilot on board. Following a mid-day break, the pilot resumed transporting logs from a cut block to an ocean pen approximately 0.6 NM NW. About 1 minute after departing the cut block with a load of 3 logs in the grapple, workers at the cut block heard a loud noise that came from the area of the ocean pen. The pilot could not be contacted by radio nor did he return to the cut block. A company support helicopter was directed to search the area of the ocean pen where they found debris in the water and a sheen on the water. A search and rescue helicopter arrived on scene but was unable to locate the helicopter. Portions of 3 rotor blades were recovered by searchers on the water.
The helicopter was located by sonar 8 days after the occurrence. It was approximately 150m west of the reported initial collision location at a depth of approximately 110m. The pilot was fatally injured.
The wreckage has been recovered.

TSB (photo)



Revision history:

05-Oct-2021 01:14 Geno Added
05-Oct-2021 03:36 RobertMB Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2021 01:00 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
06-Oct-2021 12:45 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Narrative, Category]
06-Oct-2021 12:48 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Oct-2021 08:59 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2021 17:49 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2021 18:58 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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