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Last updated: 15 June 2021
Date:Monday 21 June 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada CSR-123 Otter (DHC-3)
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 9410
MSN: 380
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:McKenzie Lake, ON (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Petawawa Airport, ON (YWA/CYWA), Canada
Destination airport:?
Following take-off from a land base, the pilot of the float-equipped Otter forgot to raise the landing gear and proceeded to McKenzie Lake where, following inspection of the landing area, he carried out his pre-landing check and prepared for a glassy water landing. Shortly after the float- equipped aircraft touched the water, it flipped over on its back. The pilot easily vacated the aircraft through the already open window of the port cockpit door and inflated his mae west. The report found that the pilot failed to complete a thorough pre-landing check. He was also criticised for failing to carry a crewman or second pilot in a float-equipped aircraft, contrary to flying orders.

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