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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 268691
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Time:19:02 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B412 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 412
Owner/operator:Essor Helicopteres Inc
Registration: C-GUAY
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lac Culotte -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The Bell 412 helicopter, registration C-GUAY, operated by Essor Helicopter, was on a forest firefighting flight. At the end of an approach to Culotte Lake, the pilot attempted to land in a confined area because the helipad was cluttered with objects left by previously disembarked workers. The main rotor struck a tree at the rear of the helicopter. The composite blades were severely damaged. The pilot then aborted the landing and went around to look for a more suitable site. The aircraft landed approximately two minutes later. The helicopter was transported to the company hangar by road. There was one passenger on board at the time of the accident. There were no injuries.


TC CADORS No.2001Q0435

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