06-Aug-14 C-FXAH Eurocopter AS350 Fairview, Canada

Shortly after liftoff, in the climb through 3000 feet ASL (800 feet above ground), the pilot experienced an uncommanded yaw and complete loss of engine power. The pilot performed an autorotation into a wheat field. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to tail boom and tail rotor driveshaft from main rotor blade contact. There were no injuries to the pilot, who was the sole occupant. CADORS 2014C3154

Date:
6 August, 2014
Reg:
C-FXAH
Make:
Eurocopter
Model:
AS350
MSN:
2509
Location:
Fairview, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Civil / Military:
Civil
Link:
http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2014/2014.semaine.33.pdf

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