TSB releases report into R44 helicopter crash

On June 11, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (A17P0149) on the October 2017 loss of control and collision with terrain of a Robinson R44 helicopter at the Campbell River Airport, British Columbia.

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On Oct. 1, 2017, the ASAP Avionics Services Ltd. Robinson R44 Astro helicopter departed from the Campbell River Airport, British Columbia, during daylight hours, with two pilots on board. The purpose of the flight was to allow the pilot in the right-hand seat to demonstrate his ability to conduct slow flight maneuvers for potential future employment. Willy Dahmen Photo
On Oct. 1, 2017, the ASAP Avionics Services Ltd. Robinson R44 Astro helicopter departed from the Campbell River Airport, British Columbia, during daylight hours with two pilots on board. The purpose of the flight was to allow the pilot in the right-hand seat to demonstrate his ability to conduct slow flight maneuvers for potential future employment. Willy Dahmen Photo

One pilot was fatally injured and the second pilot was seriously injured. There was no post-impact fire and no dangerous goods were on board.

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The TSB conducted a limited-scope, fact-gathering investigation into this occurrence to advance transportation safety through greater awareness of potential safety issues.

See the investigation page for further information.

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.

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