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Last updated: 16 June 2021
Date:Thursday 7 May 1970
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: 9419
MSN: 399
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Montreal-St. Hubert CFB, QC (YHU) (   Canada)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The float-equipped DHC-3 Otter departed CFB St. Hubert, Montreal, Quebec on a training detail on some lakes in the area.
The aircraft in what was an apparently normal take off just as the floats started to clear the water, the left wing started to rise and the right float dug into the water, bringing the opposite wing into contact with the water. The aircraft cartwheeled to the right, coming to rest inverted with the nose and cockpit submerged. Four on board evacuated without injury.

Loss of control


photo of DHC-3-Otter-9419
accident date: 07-05-1970
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
registration: 9419
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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