On March 21, 2006, about 1400 mountain standard time, a Canadian-registered MD Helicopters MD 600N helicopter, C-FTAZ, was destroyed following an in-flight breakup and subsequent collision with terrain, about 31 miles north of Zama City, Alberta, Canada. The solo pilot sustained fatal injuries. The helicopter was being utilized to support a geophysical survey crew, transporting personnel and equipment to various remote sites. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, the helicopter was conducing an external sling-load operation, using a 115-foot long-line, at the time of the accident. Witnesses reported that as the helicopter was en route to a remote site, its tail boom separated, and the helicopter entered an uncontrolled descent until it collided with terrain.
This accident investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Canada. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:
Mr. Michael Tomm
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
17803-106 A Avenue
Phone: (780) 495-2010
This report is for informational purposes only, and contains information released by the government of Canada.