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Accident description
Last updated: 10 December 2016
Date:Monday 5 February 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Operator:Kar-Air Finland
Registration: OH-KOA
C/n / msn: 166
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Pudasjärvi (   Finland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Oulu Airport (OUL/EFOU), Finland
Destination airport:Kuusamo Airport (KAO/EFKS), Finland
Crashed due to starboard engine failure during heavy icing conditions.

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Distance from Oulu Airport to Kuusamo Airport as the crow flies is 213 km (133 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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