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Accident description
Last updated: 18 November 2017
Date:Wednesday 23 August 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Bradley Air Services
Registration: C-FQDG
C/n / msn: 246
First flight: 1969
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Frobisher Bay Airport, NU (YFB) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Frobisher Bay Airport, NU (YFB/CYFB), Canada
The Twin Otter was at 40 feet over the runway on final approach when it rolled left and descended out of control, hitting the glide slope antenna with the left wing and no. 1 engine. The aircraft crashed in an inverted attitude.


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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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