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Last updated: 23 June 2018
Fecha:viernes 25 junio 1999
Hora:13:20 CDT
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Operador:Blue Water Aviation Services
Registración: C-FIFP
Numéro de série: 73
Año de Construcción: 1955
Motores: 1 Shvetsov ASh-62IR-M18
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Long Haul Lake, MB (   Canadá)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Long Haul Lake, MB, Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Long Haul Lake, MB, Canadá
During takeoff from Long Haul Lake, the engine failed. An engineer was flown in to troubleshoot the problem. Water was drained from the main fuel-filter and carburettor sumps. Two run-ups were conducted following which the pilot and engineer tried to take off. Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft's engine abruptly lost power. The pilot's attempts to restart the engine were unsuccessful, and the aircraft descended into a stand of trees and struck the ground.

Probable Cause:


- The most likely accident scenario during the second take-off is that water contamination migrated from the centre fuel tank to the engine,
resulting in a loss of engine power.
- The engine stopped at a point from which there was insufficient time for the engine to restart, nor from which a safe landing could be made.
- Indications of water contamination were found in the fuel system after the occurrence; however, the source(s) of the water contamination could not
be identified.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Accident number: TSB Report A99C0137
Download report: Final report


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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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