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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 11 octobre 1984
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Compagnie:Labrador Airways
Immatriculation: C-FAUS
Numéro de série: 34
Année de Fabrication: 1967
Heures de vol:17585
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:ca 46 km SE of Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR) (   Canada)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 594 m (1949 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Aéroport de départ:St. Anthony Airport, NL (YAY/CYAY), Canada
Aéroport de destination:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR/CYYR), Canada
The Twin Otter departed Goose Bay on a medical evacuation flight to St. Anthony. The flight was uneventful and landed in St. Anthony at 15:24. At 16:02, the aircraft departed St. Anthony on a VFR flight back to Goose Bay. On board were the two pilots and the doctor and nurse. Approaching the Goose Bay Airport, weather became marginal, but the crew continued visual flight. The crew likely encountered near zero forward visibility in snow showers and fog; it is probable that they were able to maintain vertical contact with the ground and were confident they could continue flight with visual reference to the ground. The crew may not have been able to see terrain ahead and therefore may not have been able to determine if the aircraft would clear the hills, particularly, when steep hills were encountered. The plane struck a rock outcropping 100 feet below the summit of a 2,050-foot mountain. After bouncing twice, the Twin Otter had come to rest in a small, wooded gully, approximately 350 feet from the initial point of impact.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Canadian Aviation Safety Board determined that the flight was attempted in mountainous terrain in marginal weather conditions. The aircraft was flown at an altitude which did not provide terrain clearance, and the aircraft struck amountain for undetermined reasons."


photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-100-C-FAUS
accident date: 11-10-1984
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
registration: C-FAUS

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre St. Anthony Airport, NL et Goose Bay Airport, NL est de 362 km (226 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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