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Last updated: 20 April 2021
Datum:woensdag 22 september 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Airwest Airlines
Registratie: C-FAWF
Constructienummer: 67
Bouwjaar: 1967
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 17
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 19
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Mosher Creek, BC (   Canada)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bella Bella/Shearwater Water Aerodrome, BC (YSX), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Babine Lake, BC, Canada
The Twin Otter was carrying out a circling climb procedure within the confines of a narrow valley in order to clear a 6000 feet ridge. Trying to clear a ridge at 4500 feet a steep turn was carried out. Sensing an impending stall, the pilot leveled the wings and flew the aircraft into the trees in a nose high attitude.


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