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Accident description
Last updated: 27 June 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 24 May 2017
Time:22:51 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Perris Valley Aviation
Registration: N708PV
C/n / msn: 489
First flight: 1976-04-27 (41 years 1 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Perris Valley Airport, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Parachuting
Departure airport:Perris Valley Airport, CA, United States of America
Destination airport:Perris Valley Airport, CA, United States of America
Narrative:
The DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 was operating skydiving flights out of Perris Valley Airport, California, USA. Upon returning to the airport, the aircraft was involved in an accident.
Precise circumstances are unclear. Local news sources suggest the aircraft encountered a dust devil on landing and hit a gas truck.
Photos from the scene show that the right hand wing had separated just outboard of the no.1 engine, the nose landing gear was sheared off and the nose section was heavily damaged.

Sources:
» Valley News


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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