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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 17 diciembre 1983
Hora:13:10 MST
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Operador:Inuvik Coastal Airways
Registración: C-FGJK
Numéro de série: 213
Año de Construcción: 1969
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 11
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 12
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Paulatuk Airport, NT (YPC) (   Canadá)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Inuvik/Mike Zubko Airport, NT (YEV/CYEV), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Paulatuk Airport, NT (YPC/CYPC), Canadá
Descripción:
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."



Subsiguiente / acciones de seguridad
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).

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