14-Jun-12 C-GNAI Eurocopter AS350B2 Hebron, Canada

While manoeuvring near wildlife at low altitude, the tail rotor struck rocks and a large vibration was noted in the pedals. The pilot landed beside the nearby river without incident and called the company to report. The subsequent maintenance inspection revealed damage to the tail rotor blades, drive shafts, the tail boom and the vertical and horizontal stabilizers – CADAORS 2012A0567

Date
June 14, 2012
Reg
C-GNAI
Make
Eurocopter
Model
AS350
MSN
1685
Location
40 nautical miles northwest of Hebron, NL
Country
Canada
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Universal-Helicopters
Link 1
http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/cadors-screaq/qr.aspx?lang=eng&cadorsno=2012A0567

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