Accident Bell 206L LongRanger C-GCHM, Monday 12 February 2024
ASN logo
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Monday 12 February 2024
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 206L LongRanger
Owner/operator:Hanley Heli Service Inc.
Registration: C-GCHM
MSN: 45083
Year of manufacture:1977
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Lake Athabasca, near Fort Chipewyan -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A Bell 206L operated by Hanley Heli Service Inc., was conducting aerial survey work in the western Lake Athabasca area with just a pilot on board. There was an abrupt change in weather that brought low visibilities to the area. The helicopter collided with the frozen surface of Lake Athabasca at approximately 1520 Mountain Standard Time.
The 406 MHz ELT activated and a search was commenced by JRCC and the RCMP. When the helicopter was located, the pilot was found deceased. There was no post-impact fire.


Revision history:

14-Feb-2024 06:35 gerard57 Added
14-Feb-2024 13:05 ASN Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2024 10:02 ASN Updated

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314