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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 16 May 2010
Time:17:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter
Operator:ArGo Airways
Registration: SX-ARO
C/n / msn: 397
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Biscarrosse/Parentis SPB (   France)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Biscarrosse/Parentis SPB (LFBS), France
Destination airport:Biscarrosse/Parentis SPB (LFBS), France
Narrative:
Nosed over during a water landing and came to rest upside down. The airplane operated as part of the 13e Rassemblement International d'Hydravions de Biscarrosse, a French seaplane meeting.

Sources:
» Biscarrosse : un hydravion bascule à l'amerissage
» Biscarrosse 2010 : Un Single Otter s'écrase sur le lac


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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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