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Last updated: 16 December 2019
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Date:Sunday 19 May 1974
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: 9411
C/n / msn: 384
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:SE of Baudette, MN (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Otter was engaged in a military exercise that included a simulated attack on an airstrip. After entering a turn on the second pass, it appeared to lose altitude and assumed a pronounced nose-up attitude. Shortly after, the aircraft impacted the tree line on the right side of the runway, crashed and burned. One of the crew was killed, one seriously injured and the other two received minor injuries.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» RCAF Serials
» dhc-3archive.com


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