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Inadvertent entry into instrument meteorological conditions led to fatal June 2012 loss of control and crash of a helicopter in Terrace, British Columbia
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada will deploy an investigator to the site of an ultralight aircraft accident in Baldwin, Ontario
Engine failure caused August 2012 crash of a Bell 407 helicopter in Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador
Reduced rate of climb and excess weight among causal factors in fatal 2012 air accident near Kelowna, British Columbia
Loss of visual reference and collision with terrain, a Bailey Helicopters Limited, Eurocopter AS350-B2 (Helicopter), C-FBHN, Terrace, British Columbia 14 nm W, 01 June 2012Released on
The Bailey Helicopters Limited Eurocopter AS350-B2 helicopter (registration C-FBHN, serial number 3763) departed Terrace Airport at 0754 Pacific Daylight Time for a local mountain training flight, with 2 pilots and 1 aircraft maintenance engineer on board. At 0841, the helicopter struck the snow-covered side of a mountain ravine in daylight conditions at about 4000 feet above sea level.
Risk of collision, bulk carrier Bulk Japan and tug Wilf Seymour with barge Alouette Spirit, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec, 06 August 2012Released on
On 06 August 2012, at approximately 1400 Eastern Daylight Time, the bulk carrier Bulk Japan was involved in a close quarters situation with the tug Wilf Seymour while the tug was pushing the barge Alouette Spirit in the Gulf of St. Lawrence near Sept-Îles, Quebec.
Engine failure and hard landing, Universal Helicopters Newfoundland Limited, Bell 407 (Helicopter), C-FTJU, Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador, 4 nm SW, 12 August 2012Released on
The Universal Helicopters Newfoundland Limited Bell 407 helicopter (serial number 53331, registration C-FTJU) was slinging a drill tower approximately 4 nautical miles southwest of Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador. While approaching the drill base frame, the helicopter lost engine power, then immediately descended and yawed to the left.
Collision with Terrain, Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche C-GLGJ, Kelowna, British Columbia, 18 nm W, 13 August 2012Released on
The privately operated Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche (serial number 30-300, registration C-GLGJ) departed Penticton Airport, British Columbia, at 1432 Pacific Daylight Time on a visual flight rules flight plan during daylight hours, to Boundary Bay; 1 pilot and 3 passengers were on board. The aircraft flew northbound over Okanagan Lake for approximately 20 nautical miles, before turning west into a valley; this was about 14 nautical miles further than planned, due to a lower-than-expected rate of climb.
Loss of control and collision with terrain, Keystone Air Service Limited, Piper PA31-350 Navajo Chieftain, C-GOSU, North Spirit Lake, Ontario, 10 January 2012Released on
The Piper PA31-350 Navajo Chieftain (registration C-GOSU, serial number 31-7752148), operating as Keystone Air Service Limited Flight 213, departed Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, Manitoba, enroute to North Spirit Lake, Ontario, with 1 pilot and 4 passengers on board. At 0957 Central Standard Time, on approach to Runway 13 at North Spirit Lake, the aircraft struck the frozen lake surface 1.1 nautical miles from the threshold of Runway 13.