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Accident description
Last updated: 28 August 2016
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Date:Thursday 27 August 1992
Time:10:20
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)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Gimli Airport, MB (YGM/GYGM), Canada
Destination airport:Gimli Airport, MB (YGM/GYGM), Canada
Narrative:
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.

Classification:
Loss of control

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


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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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