Incident Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III C-GMHL,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 186840
 
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Date:Thursday 18 June 1992
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III
Owner/operator:Marlin Helicopters
Registration: C-GMHL
MSN: 51045
Year of manufacture:1983
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:18 miles SE of High Prairie, Alberta -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:18 miles SE of High Prairie, Alberta
Destination airport:18 miles SE of High Prairie, Alberta
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) June 18, 1992 when crashed 18 miles south east of High Prairie, Alberta, Canada during fire fighting operations. Shortly after take-off from a vehicle staging point for a short, 45-second, flight to the nearby fire base, whilst en route at a height of 100 feet at 80 knots, power was suddenly lost.

The pilot had just flown over a clearing and therefore attempted to get back to it but without success. The helicopter touched down hard in an old cut-line filled with secondary growth (15 year old willows etc.) and tipped over onto its nose. It then rolled over and eventually came to rest among taller trees some 30 feet away.

Sources:

1. TSB Canada: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Marlin_Helicopters_Inc_Bell_206L_3_Long.html?id=b-8yGwAACAAJ&redir_esc=y
2. http://www.rotorspot.nl/historic/c-3.php
3. http://www.ascendworldwide.com/download/Cust/WAAS167_Complete.pdf

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Apr-2016 17:23 Dr.John Smith Added
28-Apr-2016 17:23 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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