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Last updated: 16 January 2022
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Datum:donderdag 16 december 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Airwest Airlines
Registratie: C-FAJB
Constructienummer: 19
Bouwjaar: 1966
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 14
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 16
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Juan de Fuca, BC (   Canada)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Vancouver-Coal Harbour SPB, BC (CXH/CYHC), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Victoria Harbour, BC, Canada
Beschrijving:
A low fog layer prevented the pilot from seeing the water surface. The aircraft landed heavily, damaging both floats. A successful landing was carried out, but the aircraft capsized and sank.



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