A11Q0036 - Three helicopters filled with wrong fuel type
The Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter (serial number 11759, registration C-FNZO) was on a visual flight rules flight from Port-Menier, Quebec, to Québec, Quebec, with 2 people on board and with 2 refuelling stopovers planned. It was accompanied by 2 other Robinson R44 II helicopters. During the stopover at Forestville, the 3 helicopters were refuelled with Jet A-1 fuel instead of the required AVGAS 100LL.

At about 1620 Eastern Standard Time, during its initial climb, C-FNZO lost engine power and the pilot made a forced landing in a residential neighbourhood in Forestville. Both people on board had minor injuries and were taken to hospital. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The 2 other helicopters landed near C-FNZO and sustained no damage. The emergency locator transmitter did not activate following the hard landing. The accident occurred during daylight hours.

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