Accident Robinson R44 C-FARC, Thursday 18 April 2002
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Date:Thursday 18 April 2002
Time:23:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:Airborne Energy Solutions Ltd.
Registration: C-FARC
MSN: 0019
Year of manufacture:1993
Engine model:Avco Lycoming O-540-F1B5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Bitscho airstrip (70 NM NW of High Level) -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
TSB reported that the Airborne Energy Solutions Robinson R44 was on approach to the Paramount Resources/Bistcho airstrip located 70 NM northwest of High Level, AB, when the pilot experienced a reduction in engine (Avco Lycoming O-540-F1B5) sound and the low rotor rpm horn. The pilot reduced collective and pushed the nose forward to maintain airspeed. The R44 touched down heavily on the runway and skidded for 150 meters, causing extensive damage to the landing skids and underside of the helicopter. The pilot and passenger sustained no injuries. The helicopter was recovered for examination by the operator and all fuel related components have been checked with no anomalies found. Further testing to the engine will be conducted by the operator. , 2002-04-22 - The Transportation Safety Board was advised that C-FARC, a Robinson R44 helicopter, on a local flight near Rainbow Lake, AB, had a loss of power, auto rotated and activated the ELT when landing. TSB is currently waiting for more information from the company concerning the loss of power.

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