ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 95006
Last updated: 19 June 2013
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Narrative:The Robinson R22 Beta helicopter (C-GRUK - s/n 2974) was departing a landing pad on a point of land extending into Pelly Lake. The weather conditions were good VMC with calm winds, and a temperature of 25°C. The lake elevation is about 2,500 feet asl and glassy water conditions were reported. There were two persons on board and about 20 pounds of baggage with 3/4 tanks of fuel. The helicopter lifted off the pad on the beach, backed up, made a turn to the right, and departed over the lake. The pilot had initiated a further turn to the right to follow the shoreline when the low rotor rpm warning horn sounded. As the pilot attempted to lower the collective and apply power, the aircraft struck the water. Both occupants escaped without injury and were rescued by a boat from the fishing lodge of departure. The helicopter sank in the water.
Robinson R22 Beta
|C/n / msn:|| |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Unknown|
|Location:||Pelly Lake, British Columbia -
|Phase:|| Initial climb|
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