Accident Robinson R44 C-FZSE, Tuesday 9 February 1999
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Date:Tuesday 9 February 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R44
Registration: C-FZSE
MSN: 0317
Year of manufacture:1997
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:52 NM W of Key River, AB -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
During departure from a small clearing with one passenger on board, the pilot of C-FZSE, a Robinson R44, began the transition to forward flight over some trees. The main rotor blades contacted a spruce tree, however the impact was not felt. The pilot did notice some green foliage pass by the cockpit and was aware that he had struck the tree. He continued the flight for about 30 minutes and after shutting down, he noticed damage to the underside of both main rotor blades. OPI - System Safety


CADORS 1999C0103

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