Accident
Last updated: 21 April 2014
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Datum:Donnerstag 16 Dezember 1976
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Fluggesellschaft:Airwest Airlines
Kennzeichen: C-FAJB
Werknummer: 19
Baujahr: 1966
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 14
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Juan de Fuca, BC (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Vancouver-Coal Harbour SPB, BC (CXH), Kanada
Flug nach:Victoria Harbour, BC, Kanada
Unfallbericht:
A low fog layer prevented the pilot from seeing the water surface. The aircraft landed heavily, damaging both floats. A successful landing was carried out, but the aircraft capsized and sank.

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