GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of
Canada (TSB) today releases its investigation report (A10Q0148) into
the September 2010 crash of a Eurocopter Helicopter in Chibougamau,
The report is available on the TSB website at www.bst-tsb.gc.ca.
On 01 September 2010, the Eurocopter AS350 B-2 departed from a work site
and headed to the Hydro-Québec helicopter base near Chibougamau,
Quebec, with the pilot and 3 passengers on board. En route, the pilot
deviated from his path to make a precautionary landing due to reduced
visibility in heavy rain and thunderstorms. On final approach, the
pilot lost all visual reference. The aircraft collided with trees,
coming to rest on its left side. The pilot and the passenger seated in
the front were seriously injured. The 2 passengers seated in the rear
suffered minor injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.
There was no post-crash fire. The emergency locator transmitter was
activated on impact.
The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline,
railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the
advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the
Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.
SOURCE Transportation Safety Board of Canada
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