Accident
Last updated: 26 October 2014
Status:Voorlopig
Datum:maandag 10 mei 2010
Tijd:17:19
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Kenn Borek Air
Registratie: C-FSJB
Constructienummer: 377
Bouwjaar: 1973
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:168 km (105 mijl) N of Alert, Ellesmere Island, NU (   Canada) show on map
Fase: Taxi (TXI)
Soort vlucht:Onderzoek
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
A ski-equipped de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 aircraft sustained substantial damage in an accident on the ice 168 km N of Alert, Ellesmere Island, NU, Canada.
The aircraft had two crew and three scientists on board for a survey mission. The flight crew performed a ski drag and landed on the second approach. Once the aircraft was stopped, the right landing gear broke through the ice while both engines were running. The right engine hit the ice under power. Both engines were then shut down. The captain called on the HF radio for rescue while the first officer initiated evacuation of the passengers, the recovery of the survival gear and the activation of the Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT). All the occupants moved away from the broken ice surface. A camp was set up and communication was made via Sat phone with Resolute Bay base. Two hours later a Bell 407 helicopter arrived to evacuate all the occupants to Alert. There were no injuries. The aircraft fuselage was last seen submerged up to the wings, tail high.


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» CADORS nr. 2010C1316


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