08-Mar-11 C-FYKD Eurocopter AS350B2 Pellett Lake, Canada

Sudden white-out when flying at 150ft agl then rolled-over after hitting the ground. Believed to be weather-related and not mechanical. Visibility in the area was reduced to 1.6 km by blowing snow and the temperature was -24 C – -38 C with the windchill. Occupants got out OK but then post-crash fire destroyed the aircraft and all survival equipment. CADAORS ref 2011C0797

Date
March 8, 2011
Reg
C-FYKD
Make
Eurocopter
Model
AS350
MSN
4053
Location
near Pellet Lake, NWT
Country
Canada
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Great-Slave-Helicopters
Link 1
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Three+people+rescued+after+helicopter+crash+near+Yellowknife/4408680/story.html
Link 2
http://hqyellowknife.com/news/local/news/Local/11/03/9/Helicopter-crashes-southeast-of-Yellowknife-crew-unharmed/
Link 3
http://nnsl.com/northern-news-services/stories/papers/mar11_11hc.html

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