Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 31 marzo 2011
Hora:15:07
Tipo:de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Texas Turbine Otter
Operador:Black Sheep Aviation & Cattle Company
Registración: C-GMCW
Numéro de série: 108
Año de Construcción: 1956
Horas Totales de la Célula:16415
Motores: 1 Garrett TPE331-10R-511C
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:70 km (43.8 milles) NE of Mayo, YT (   Canadá) show on map
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mayo Airport, YT (YMA/CYMA), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Rackla Airstrip, YT, Canadá
Descripción:
A de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Turbo Otter was destroyed in an accident 56 km northeast of Mayo, YT, Canada. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained fatal injuries.
The wheel-ski equipped aircraft was being utilized in support of mineral exploration activities, to transport building materials, fuel, and winter camp supplies from Mayo, Yukon, to winter airstrips located at Withers Lake and Rackla River, Yukon. On the accident flight, the aircraft was transporting a load of twelve 6-inch by 6-inch wood timbers, each 16 feet long, and 2 barrels of jet fuel.
The accident flight departed Mayo at 14:48 under visual flight rules (VFR). Some nineteen minutes later the aircraft experienced a catastrophic in-flight breakup. Aircraft wreckage came down on a remote, snow-covered hillside at about 4300 feet above sea level.


Findings as to causes and contributing factors: "The aircraft departed controlled flight for reasons which could not be determined, and broke up due to high speed."

Fuentes:
» CADORS 2011C1056


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