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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152405
Last updated: 8 September 2021
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Time:14:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger
Owner/operator:Custom Helicopters Ltd
Registration: C-GGZS
MSN: 1885
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hudson Bay, near Arviat, Nunavut -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:CYGX Gillam Manitoba
Destination airport:CYEK Airviat, Nunavut
The Bell 206B Jet Ranger had been contracted by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton to rescue two stranded seal hunters off the west shore of Hudson Bay. (8 km offshore of Arviat).

Upon landing the helicopter partially broke through the ice and the pilot had to be rescued by the hunters. The Hunters pulled the pilot out of the water, a RCAF C130 dropped two SAR technicians to assist them, and were subsequently picked up by a RCAF CH149 helicopter.

All three were checked out by Medical Team, two released, one treated for hypothermia and released.


1. CADORS 2013C0108
2. TSB Occurrence No: A13C0003

Revision history:

10-Jan-2013 05:39 gerard57 Added
11-Jan-2013 01:58 gerard57 Updated [Registration]
11-Jan-2013 02:32 Anon. Updated [Cn]
11-Jan-2013 05:52 bizjets101 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Apr-2015 01:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
12-Apr-2015 01:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Damage]

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