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Last updated: 5 July 2020
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Date:Sunday 14 April 1996
Time:18:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Operator:Propair
Registration: C-FVVY
C/n / msn: 410
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Kuujjuarapik Airport, QC (YGW) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Kuujjuarapik Airport, QC (YGW/CYGW), Canada
Narrative:
During touchdown on a gravel runway, the aircraft nosed over onto the propeller and the engine stopped. The aircraft rocked back onto its tail and the tailwheel (ski) was driven up into the fuselage. The handbrake had not been released before landing as specified in the pre-landing checklist.

Classification:
Brake problem
Runway mishap

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/96


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