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Last updated: 16 June 2021
Date:Saturday 15 December 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 3684
MSN: 45
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Postville, NL (   Canada)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The ski-equipped Otter operated on a Christmas supply run to a number of points along the Canadian Labrador coast. On the ice at Postville, the left-hand ski broke through the ice as the pilot was taxying to the shore. The port wing came to rest on the ice.
Salvage was impossible as the aircraft sank through the ice and became wedged over time.

Damaged on the ground

» Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers RCAF 3650 to 3699


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