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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73337
Last updated: 28 January 2021
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Time:00:06 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 Beta II
Owner/operator:E & B Helicopters
Registration: C-GWGX
C/n / msn: 3367
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Campbell River Airport, Campbell River, British Columbia -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Campbell River, British Columbia (CYBL)
Destination airport:Campbell River, British Columbia (CYBL)
Two Robinson helicopters were conducting training, circuits and auto rotations onto Runway 11 at Campbell River, in SVFR weather conditions. C-GWGX, a R22 owned by E&B Helicopters crashed approx 100 feet in from the threshold of Runway 11. C-GHLZ declared a mayday on behalf of C-GWGX. FSS view is obstructed in that area. Emergency crews responded and displaced the threshold 1000 feet. Helicopter removed and runway reopened full length at 02:05 UTC. No delays noted to commercial aircraft.

The Robinson R22 helicopter (C-GWGX) crashed at the Campbell River airport during a practice auto rotation with two pilots on board. During the last stages of the auto rotation, the pilot did not open the throttle sufficiently enough to re-engage the engine and return to powered flight. Subsequently the aircraft sustained a hard landing and sustained substantial damage. Neither pilot was injured in the accident.

Canadian registration C-GWGX cancelled August 9, 2004. (Registration re-allocated June 11, 2014 to a Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (Series 900))


1. CADORS Number:2004P0054
2. TSB Occurrence No:A04P0010

Revision history:

05-Mar-2010 02:47 slowkid Added
08-Jun-2014 18:41 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Damage]
27-Sep-2016 23:27 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Sep-2016 23:27 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location]

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