ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter C-FXUY Yellowknife Waterdrome, NT
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Status:Accident Investigation report not yet completed, but information verified through authorities or other sources.
Date:Friday 24 June 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter
Operator:Air Tindi
Registration: C-FXUY
MSN: 142
First flight: 1956
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Yellowknife Waterdrome, NT (   Canada)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Yellowknife Waterdrome, NT, Canada
Destination airport:Blachford Lake, NT, Canada
The Air Tindi DHC-3 Turbo Otter was departing from the East Bay in Yellowknife, Canada for a VFR flight to Blachford Lake. During the takeoff run, the nose of the aircraft pitched up and the pilot was unable to correct the pitch attitude. The aircraft climbed to about 50 feet when the left wing dropped. The aircraft came to rest on its left side, having torn the left wing from the fuselage. The pilot and accompanying dock attendant were able to evacuate the aircraft from the right hand cockpit door and assisted 4 passengers out of the aircraft. Two passengers were able to escape through the ceiling escape hatch. A final passenger was assisted from the aircraft through the aft right hand escape door. The crew and passengers were recovered from the water by local boaters and the Canadian Coast Guard/RCMP.

» CADORS 2005C1306


photo of DHC-3T-Vazar-Turbine-Otter-C-FXUY
accident date: 24-06-2005
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter
registration: C-FXUY

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Yellowknife Waterdrome, NT to Blachford Lake, NT as the crow flies is 92 km (57 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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