Accident Bell 206B-2 JetRanger II C-GGZS, Wednesday 9 January 2013
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Date:Wednesday 9 January 2013
Time:14:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 206B-2 JetRanger II
Owner/operator:Custom Helicopters Ltd
Registration: C-GGZS
MSN: 1885
Year of manufacture:1975
Engine model:Allison 250-C20
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Hudson Bay, near Arviat, Nunavut -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:CYGX Gillam Manitoba
Destination airport:CYEK Airviat, Nunavut
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The Bell 206B Jet Ranger had been contracted by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton to rescue two stranded seal hunters off the west shore of Hudson Bay. (8 km offshore of Arviat).

Upon landing the helicopter partially broke through the ice and the pilot had to be rescued by the hunters. The Hunters pulled the pilot out of the water, a RCAF C130 dropped two SAR technicians to assist them, and were subsequently picked up by a RCAF CH149 helicopter.

All three were checked out by Medical Team, two released, one treated for hypothermia and released.


1. CADORS 2013C0108
2. TSB Occurrence No: A13C0003

Revision history:

10-Jan-2013 05:39 gerard57 Added
11-Jan-2013 01:58 gerard57 Updated [Registration]
11-Jan-2013 02:32 Anon. Updated [Cn]
11-Jan-2013 05:52 bizjets101 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Apr-2015 01:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
12-Apr-2015 01:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Damage]
03-Jul-2022 11:23 rvargast17 Updated [Aircraft type]

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