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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:zaterdag 1 mei 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Points North Air Services
Registratie: C-FASV
Constructienummer: 23
Bouwjaar: 1953
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney R-1340
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Waterfound Lake, SK (   Canada)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:Points North Landing Airport, SK (YNL/CYNL), Canada
Beschrijving:
The aircraft accelerated slowly in the slush, and the pilot rejected the takeoff. He selected a different takeoff run, moved a passenger to a forward seat, and attempted a second takeoff. The pilot continued beyond his previously selected rejection distance. The engine revolutions per minute (rpm) then reportedly decreased by about 150 rpm. The aircraft did not become airborne, and it ran into the low shoreline and crashed, skidding to a stop about 300 feet from the shore. An intense fire broke out immediately. The passengers and pilot evacuated the aircraft. Only one passenger suffered minor burns during the evacuation. Flames engulfed the main fuselage and engine, destroying the aircraft.

Probable Cause:

CAUSES AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: "The pilot continued the take-off run with the left ski firmly adhering to the slushy surface beyond a point at which a reject could have been made safely. Contributing to the occurrence was the decrease in engine rpm during take-off."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Accident number: A99C0087
Download report: Final report


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