Aerospatiale – AS 355 F2 helicopter – Landing Mishap

C-FFCE, a privately operated Aerospatiale AS 355 F2 helicopter, was on a local flight from Langley Regional, BC (CYNJ) to the Pitt Lake, BC area with the pilot and one passenger on board. The aircraft was landing on a forestry road and, as the aircraft touched down, the pilot lost control. The rotor blades contacted the ground and the aircraft rolled onto its side. The pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries and were able to egress the helicopter. The helicopter was substantially damaged.