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Last updated: 27 April 2017
Datum:Donnerstag 9 Mai 1996
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Fluggesellschaft:Buffalo Narrows Airways
Kennzeichen: C-GDOB
Werknummer: 194
Baujahr: 1957
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:55 km (34.4 Meilen) E of Terrace, BC (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Dawson Creek Airport, BC (YDQ/CYDQ), Kanada
Flug nach:Buffalo Narrows Airport, SK (YVT/CYVT), Kanada
The pilot-in-command, who was also the owner of Buffalo Narrows Airways, had just purchased the aircraft from Taquan Air in Ketchikan. He intended to ferry the Otter to their base of operations in Buffalo Narrows. The aircraft flew into a mountain at 7000 feet in marginal weather conditions.

Probable Cause:

CAUSES AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: "It was not determined why the aircraft struck terrain; however, it is likely that the contact occurred during conditions of reduced visibility."

Accident investigation:
investigating agency: Transportation Safety Board (TSB) - Canada
status: Final
number: TSB Report A96P0082
released:19 February 1997
duration: 286 days (10 months)
download report: Collision with Terrain, Buffalo Narrows Airways, de Havilland DHC-3 Otter C-GDOB, Terrace, British Columbia 30 nm E (TSB Report A96P0082)



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Distance from Dawson Creek Airport, BC to Buffalo Narrows Airport, SK as the crow flies is 729 km (456 miles).

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