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Datum:Donnerstag 1 Dezember 1977
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Fluggesellschaft:Airwest Airlines
Kennzeichen: C-GPBO
Werknummer: 100
Baujahr: 1967
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 12
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Saturna Island, BC (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Vancouver-Coal Harbour SPB, BC (CXH/CYHC), Kanada
Flug nach:Victoria Harbour, BC, Kanada
Unfallbericht:
Deteriorating weather conditions forced the pilot to descend to 200-300 feet above the water. Course was changed to fly around an island along the route. The aircraft flew into trees as the pilot tried to resume course following a right turn.



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