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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Samstag 17 Dezember 1983
Zeit:13:10 MST
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Fluggesellschaft:Inuvik Coastal Airways
Kennzeichen: C-FGJK
Werknummer: 213
Baujahr: 1969
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 12
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Paulatuk Airport, NT (YPC) (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Inuvik/Mike Zubko Airport, NT (YEV/CYEV), Kanada
Flug nach:Paulatuk Airport, NT (YPC/CYPC), Kanada
Unfallbericht:
Weather conditions for Paulatuk included a strong crosswind at 25-30 knots and blowing snow. The pilot attempted to carry out an overshoot, but the left wing contacted the ground and the aircraft cartwheeled. This happened during a transition from visual to instrument flight. The aircraft was overloaded by 840 lb.

Probable Cause:

FINDINGS: "1.The Paulatuk aerodrome runway is not oriented to correspond with the prevailing winds.; 2. Environment Canada does not produce an aerodrome forecast for Paulatuk.; 3. As the aircraft landed, the cross-wind from the right increased appreciably reducing visibility in blowing snow.; 4. During the overshoot, as the pilot was making the transition from visual to instrument flight conditions, control of the aircraft was lost.; 5. The aircraft was overloaded."



Sicherheitsempfehlungen
The CASB issued one safety recommendation: CASB-85-28 asking the DoT to warn pilots to expect adverse cross-wind conditions at Paulatuk.

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Distance from Inuvik/Mike Zubko Airport, NT to Paulatuk Airport, NT as the crow flies is 393 km (245 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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