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Accident
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Datum:dinsdag 10 april 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada U-1A Otter (DHC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registratie: 3666
Constructienummer: 12
Bouwjaar: 1953
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:10 km (6.3 mijl) N of Goose Bay Airport, NF (YYR) (   Canada)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Goose Bay Airport, NF (YYR/CYYR), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Goose Bay Airport, NF (YYR/CYYR), Canada
Beschrijving:
An air test of Otter 3666 was planned following repairs on the port inner trailing edge flap. The airplane took off from runway 09 at 18:54 and climbed straight ahead. A sudden spontaneous full flap retraction caused the nose of the aircraft to drop. Loads on the wing exceeded the design strength, causing the left hand wing to break off. It struck the tailplane, causing the Otter to crash out of control.

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» Air crash : the clue is in the wreckage / Fred Jones


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