NTSB Identification: WPR10WA148
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 16, 2009 in Montreal, Canada, Canada
Aircraft: ROBINSON R-44, registration:
Injuries: 2 Serious.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On December 16, 2009, at 0720 eastern standard time, a Robinson R-44, Canadian registered C-GDSF, executed an emergency landing near the Bonaventure Highway, in Montreal, Canada. The pilot and passenger were seriously injured, and the helicopter was substantially damaged.

The helicopter was to provide highway traffic information to a local TV station when the pilot informed air traffic control that he was conducting an emergency landing on the helipad at Mel Studio. The helicopter struck the ground at a high rate of descent approximately 800 feet short of the helipad.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Canada. This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Government of Canada. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Transportation Safety Board of Canada
1901 Research Rd
Bld U-100
Gloucester, Ontario

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