Accident Robinson R44 Raven II C-GNEC,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 344912
 
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Date:Friday 25 August 2023
Time:c 09:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R44 Raven II
Owner/operator:Synergy Aviation Ltd
Registration: C-GNEC
MSN: 11577
Year of manufacture:2007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Grande Cache, AB -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:External load operation
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
A Synergy Aviation Ltd. operated Robinson R44 II, was conducting longlining work 30 nm East of Grande Cache, Alberta. While lifting off from an oil field site, the longline snagged a railing associated with the oil field infrastructure. The helicopter subsequently collided with terrain resulting in substantial damage to the helicopter. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was seriously injured.

Sources:

https://www.mygrandeprairienow.com/110929/featured/pilot-hospitalized-after-helicopter-crash-near-grande-cache/
https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/pilot-airlifted-to-hospital-after-helicopter-crash-near-grande-cache
https://globalnews.ca/news/9920703/grande-cache-helicopter-crash-near-grande-cache
TSB
https://synergyaviation.ca

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Aug-2023 02:07 Geno Added
26-Aug-2023 11:52 Aerossurance Updated
05-Sep-2023 13:24 harro Updated

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