Flugunfall 05 APR 2008 einer de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 C-FIZD - Nain, NL
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Status:Accident Investigation report not yet completed, but information verified through authorities or other sources.
Datum:Samstag 5 April 2008
Zeit:10:40 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Fluggesellschaft:Provincial Airlines
Kennzeichen: C-FIZD
Werknummer: 461
Baujahr: 1975
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:160 km (100 Meilen) N of Nain, NL (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Nain Airport, NL (YDP/CYDP), Kanada
Flug nach:?
Flugnummer: 971
The ski equipped DHC-6-300 aircraft, operating as flight SPR971, was on a flight from Nain Airport (YDP) to deposit a cache of seven fuel drums on a frozen lake 86 miles north of Nain. After arriving at the coordinates given for the fuel cache, the crew considered a couple of lakes for the landing. On the first lake selected, the crew conducted a touch-and-go to test the conditions and found them unacceptable. On the second lake, while conducting a touch-and-go, the nose gear struck a snow bank and broke off. The aircraft came to a stop approximately 100 feet further on. The tie-down ring securing the fuel drum broke and the fuel drums moved forward up against the cockpit bulkhead. There were no injuries to the two crew and to the one passenger who was seated behind the fuel drums in the rear of the aircraft. The area was described as treeless and featureless.
A few weeks after the mishap a helicopter arrived to transport the plane back to a location more suitable for repairs. At a height of about 300 m the helicopter's sling broke. The Twin Otter fell down and was damaged beyond repair as a result.

» CADORS Number: 2008A0433


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