Aviation media advisory 2011

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada Releases Investigation Report into the December 2010 Helicopter Accident near Blue River, B.C.

(Gatineau, Quebec, December 15, 2011) - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its final investigation report (A10P0388) into the December 2010 accident involving a Bell 407 helicopter, operated by VIH Helicopters near Blue River, B.C.

On 15 December 2010, a Bell 407 helicopter engaged in a heliskiing operation crashed with a pilot, skiing guide, and five skiers aboard. The pilot and skiing guide suffered back injuries, but the five passengers were uninjured.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca