Accident description
Last updated: 17 April 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 27 August 1992
Time:10:20
Type: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, MB (   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.

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 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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