Vliegtuigongeval op 17 SEP 1994 met de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100 C-FDMR - Fish Egg Inlet, BC
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:zaterdag 17 september 1994
Tijd:11:48 PDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Pacific Coastal Airlines
Registratie: C-FDMR
Constructienummer: 36
Bouwjaar: 1967
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Fish Egg Inlet, BC (   Canada)
Fase: Initiële klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fish Egg Inlet, BC, Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Pruth Bay, BC, Canada
The Twin Otter took off from Fish Egg Inlet logging camp for a 16nm VFR flight to Pruth Bay. The aircraft climbed though 100 feet, and just as the flaps were retracting, a violent pitch up was experienced. The aircraft stalled, crashed into the water 100 feet offshore and sank immediately.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The down elevator control cable failed at station 376 due to corrosion, and, as a result, the pilot lost control of the aircraft. The corrosion was not detected by the maintenance personnel during the aircraft's last cable inspection."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 8 months
Accident number: TSB Report A94P0215
Download report: Final report

» Canadian Accident Report A94p0215
» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/94 (#222)
» Scramble 188


photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-100-C-FDMR
accident date: 17-09-1994
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
registration: C-FDMR
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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