Accident Aerospatiale AS 350B-2 C-GBKV,
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Date:Tuesday 9 January 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aerospatiale AS 350B-2
Owner/operator:Pacific Western Helicopters Ltd.
Registration: C-GBKV
MSN: 3027
Year of manufacture:1997
Engine model:Turbomeca ARRIEL 1D1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Grande Cache (CEQ5) -   Canada
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The Pacific Western Helicopters Eurocopter AS 350 B-2 helicopter, registration C-GBKV, was being relocated from a landing pad at the company base in Grande Cache to a nearby parking area. Visibility was about 0.7 statute miles in falling dry snow and there was approximately four inches of dry snow on the ground. After lift-off the pilot established the helicopter in a hover at 15 to 20 feet above ground. In conditions of blowing snow, the helicopter moved forward and to the right and then down. The helicopter then struck a four-foot high snowbank and the main rotor blades struck the ground. The helicopter came to rest upright; however, it was substantially damaged. The pilot sustained a minor injury. There was no report of a system malfunction.


CADORS 2007C0121

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
19 July 2002 C-GBKV Pacific Western Helicopters 0 40nm SSE of Calgary, Alberta sub
Heavy landing

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