Accident description
Last updated: 31 July 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 6 June 1990
Time:ca 19:00
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:Ptarmigan Airways
Registration: C-FWAB
C/n / msn: 349
First flight: 1972
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Thistle Lake, NT (   Canada)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Thistle Lake, NT, Canada
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Twin Otter took off from a temporary airstrip in fine weather. The aircraft failed to gain height, banked right and struck a parked Bell 206 helicopter. Part of the wing broke off and the Twin Otter crashed beside the airstrip.

Sources:
» Scramble Vol.12, nr.02


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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