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Last updated: 16 June 2021
Date:Thursday 17 July 1975
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: 9413
MSN: 389
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Duke of York Bay, Southampton Island, NWT (   Canada)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Flipped during attempted take-off from sand bar in Duke of York River and landed inverted in river.
The investigation stated that the pilot did not determine the length of available surface before attempting taking off in unfavourable winds at near maximum weight. Investigation was hampered by escape of a number or recently caught fish into the river, preventing determination of aircraft weight at time of crash.



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