Accident de l'hélicoptère AS350 immatriculé C-GOFX survenu le 05/11/2016 à Hixon [Enquête menée par BST / Canada]

Données prélimininaires issues de la notification des autorités du Canada :

External load operations with a fertilizer bucket. The pilot had completed the fertilizer drop when a noise was heard from the engine. Shortly thereafter, the rotor RPM began to decrease. The pilot jettisoned the fertilizer bucket and put the aircraft in a nose down attitude in order to maintain airspeed. The pilot entered an autorotation, flared and landed hard on a logging road near the fertilizer loading site. The aircraft remained upright with damage to the landing gear, the aft fuselage area and the tail boom. There were no injuries.