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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 268383
Last updated: 21 November 2021
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Date:17-SEP-2021
Time:13:16 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 212
Owner/operator:Wildcat Helicopters
Registration: C-FCAD
MSN: 30923
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:15 nm S of Taber, AB -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Chapleau Airport, ON (YLD/CYLD)
Destination airport:Kelowna Wildcat Heliport (CWC2), BC
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Narrative:
A Bell 212 operated by Wildcat Helicopters Inc., was conducting a VFR repositioning flight from Chapleau Municipal Airport (CYLD), ON to Kelowna Wildcat Heliport (CWC2), BC.
During an unplanned low level diversion, the helicopter contacted a residential power line on the forward transmission fairing. The pilot conducted an immediate landing into a grass field. The helicopter remained upright, however, the tail rotor struck ground during the flare and touchdown and the main rotor blade severed the tail boom. The pilot was uninjured. The helicopter was equipped with wire strike protection and suffered substantial damage.

Sources:

TSB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Oct-2021 17:36 harro Added
06-Oct-2021 17:38 harro Updated [Registration, Cn]

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