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March 2022 tail rotor strike and roll over in Kootenay Valley, British Colombia

Vancouver, British Colombia, 2 November 2022 — Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (A22P0019) into the 16 March 2022 tail rotor strike and roll over involving an AS350 B3 helicopter in the Kootenay Valley, BC.

The TSB conducted a limited-scope, class 4 investigation into this occurrence to advance transportation safety through greater awareness of potential safety issues. See the Policy on Occurrence Classification for more information.


The TSB is an independent agency that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail 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