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Accident description
Last updated: 27 May 2016
Date:Thursday 27 August 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-4T Caribou
Operator:NewCal Aviation
Registration: N400NC
C/n / msn: 240
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gimli Airport, MB (YGM) (   Canada)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Gimli Airport, MB (YGM/GYGM), Canada
Destination airport:Gimli Airport, MB (YGM/GYGM), Canada
The aircraft took off for a test flight for a turbine-engine conversion programme. It climbed steeply, rolled to the right and crashed in a nose-down, rightwing-low attitude.

Loss of control

» Flight International 9-15.9.1992 (p.35)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/94 (#79)
» Scramble 160


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