An Expedition Helicopters Aerospatiale AS 350 B-2, registration C-GSSS, powered by a Honeywell LTS-101-700-D engine, was substantially damaged during an emergency autorotation landing following an in-flight engine shutdown. According to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada,the helicopter was transporting a drilling crew from a base camp about 80 miles east of Big Trout Lake, Ontario, to a drill site, when, while in cruise flight, an uncommanded left yaw was experienced. The pilot performed an autorotation and the helicopter landed hard in shallow water near the shore of a lake. The helicopter was substantially damaged, but all occupants exited the helicopter safely and waded to shore. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating this event. For further information, contact:
Mr. Ross Penden, Investigator-In-Charge
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Tele: +1-204-983-2847; Mobile +1-204 771-6999
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