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Last updated: 19 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 17 décembre 1983
Heure:13:10 MST
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Compagnie:Inuvik Coastal Airways
Immatriculation: C-FGJK
Numéro de série: 213
Année de Fabrication: 1969
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 11
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 12
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Paulatuk Airport, NT (YPC) (   Canada)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Inuvik/Mike Zubko Airport, NT (YEV/CYEV), Canada
Aéroport de destination:Paulatuk Airport, NT (YPC/CYPC), Canada
Détails:
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."



Opérations de secours
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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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Inuvik/Mike Zubko Airport, NT et Paulatuk Airport, NT est de 393 km (245 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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