ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter C-FDDX Lac PLuto, QC
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Status:Accident Investigation report not yet completed, but information verified through authorities or other sources.
Date:Thursday 13 October 2022
Time:09:29
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:True North Airways
Registration: C-FDDX
MSN: 165
First flight: 1956
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lac PLuto, QC (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Mistissini Water Aerodrome, QC, Canada
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A float-equipped DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter was conducting a flight from Mistissini Water Aerodrome, QC (CSE6) to Lac Pluto, QC. While maneuvering for a landing, the aircraft struck the surface of the water. The passengers, who were waiting nearby, transported the pilot to a nearby cabin, where he was later taken to hospital by a search and rescue helicopter. The pilot, who was the sole person on board, received serious injuries. The aircraft was destroyed.

Sources:
» journaldemontreal.com
» quintenews.com
» TSB A22Q0122


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