Accident
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Estado:
Fecha:jueves 16 diciembre 1976
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Operador:Airwest Airlines
Registración: C-FAJB
Numéro de série: 19
Año de Construcción: 1966
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 14
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 16
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Juan de Fuca, BC (   Canadá)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Vancouver-Coal Harbour SPB, BC (CXH), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Victoria Harbour, BC, Canadá
Descripción:
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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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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