Accident Bell 407 C-GTHU,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 312950
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Date:Wednesday 4 January 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic B407 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 407
Owner/operator:Summit Helicopters
Registration: C-GTHU
MSN: 53333
Year of manufacture:1999
Engine model:Allison 250-C47B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:17.5 SM NNW, Terrace, BC -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Terrace Airport (CYXT), BC
Destination airport:Northern Escape Mountain Lodge, BC
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
On 4 January 2023, a Summit Helicopters Ltd. Bell 407 helicopter was conducting a visual flight rules (VFR) flight from the Terrace airport (CYXT), British Columbia, to the Northern Escape Mountain Lodge, British Columbia, with one pilot and four passengers on board.

While in flight the aircraft encountered some fog; therefore, the pilot reduced altitude to maintain visual reference to the ground but subsequently became disoriented due to reduced visibility.

The helicopter impacted the surface of Treston Lake, then managed to climb out of the fog and continue to its intended destination without further incident. Subsequent inspection of the helicopter showed damage to the skid landing gear. There were no injuries. The TSB is investigating.


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
24 November 2017 C-GTHU Summit Helicopters 0 Prince George, BC (CYXS) unk

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