16-May-11 C-GVXA Eurocopter AS350BA Meadow Lake, Canada

Fire fighting operations with winds gusting 20-30 knots. The pilot was flying slowly just above tree top level when the nose suddenly swung to the left. The pilot added power, but the rotation increased. The pilot reduced power and lowered the collective. The helicopter entered the trees and came to rest on its right side with the tail boom separated from the helicopter. CADAORS ref 2011C1608

Date
May 16, 2011
Reg
C-GVXA
Make
Eurocopter
Model
AS350
MSN
1278
Location
8 NM E of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
Country
Canada
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Delta-Helicopters
Link 1
http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/cadors-screaq/qs.aspx?lang=eng

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