Beschrijving: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.
|Datum:||31 MRT 2011|
|Type:||de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Turbo Otter|
|Luchtvaartmaatschappij:||Black Sheep Aviation & Cattle Company|
|Motoren:|| 1 Garrett TPE331-10R-511C|
|Bemanning:||slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1|
|Passagiers:||slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0|
|Totaal:||slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1 |
|Gevolgen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Plaats:||70 km (43.8 mijl) NE of Mayo, YT (Canada)
|Fase:|| Kruisvlucht (ENR)|
|Vliegveld van vertrek:||Mayo Airport, YT (YMA/CYMA), Canada|
|Vliegveld van aankomst:||Rackla Airstrip, YT, Canada|
The wheel-ski equipped aircraft 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."
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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.