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Last updated: 24 April 2018
Datum:Donnerstag 27 August 1992
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-4T Caribou
Fluggesellschaft:NewCal Aviation
Kennzeichen: N400NC
Werknummer: 240
Baujahr: 1965
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Gimli Airport, MB (YGM) (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:Gimli Airport, MB (YGM/GYGM), Kanada
Flug nach:Gimli Airport, MB (YGM/GYGM), Kanada
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.

Reportedly, the elevator gust lock re-engaged after take off due to a design flaw.

» 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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