Crash-aerien 11 MAY 1959 d'un de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter CF-JRS - Coral Harbour, Southampton Island, NT
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Date:lundi 11 mai 1959
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Immatriculation: CF-JRS
Numéro de série: 110
Année de Fabrication: 1956
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Coral Harbour, Southampton Island, NT (   Canada)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Coral Harbour Airport, NU (YZS/CYCZ), Canada
Aéroport de destination:Churchill Airport, MB (YYQ/CYYQ), Canada
The DHC-3 Otter crashed on takeoff from an airstrip near Coral Harbour on Southampton Island, NT, Canada.

The aircraft was chartered by the Magic Film Company. On take-off, acceleration appeared slower than usual and the Otter reached the end of the strip by the time it got airborne, followed by a slow and sluggish climb. Due to an upward slope, the rough ground rose faster than the aircraft could climb, and the skis skipped over the rough ground. The Otter was nearly at the top of the hill when the right ski struck an obstruction and broke, tearing a large hole in the side of the fuselage. Still under power, the aircraft continued to move until it reached the top of the hill and the pilot then cut the power and turned off the ignition switches.
Momentum carried the Otter a short distance further and it came to a stop in the snow, with flames pouring out from the right hand side of the aircraft. The three on board rapidly vacated the aircraft, which caught fire and burned out.

Probable Cause:

Due to an accumulation of ice and hoar frost on the wings, the aircraft failed to become safely airborne during the take-off and collided with the ground.

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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Coral Harbour Airport, NU et Churchill Airport, MB est de 1665 km (1041 miles).

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