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Last updated: 29 November 2020
Date:Saturday 26 October 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3T/M601 Turbine Otter
Operator:Blue Water Aviation Services
Registration: C-GBTU
C/n / msn: 209
First flight: 1957
Engines: 1 Walter M-601
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Family Lake, Little Grand Rapids First Nation, MB (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bissett Water Aerodrome, MB, Canada
Destination airport:?
A float-equipped DHC-3T Turbine Otter operated by Blue Water Aviation Services, was conducting a flight from Bissett (CJY6), MB to Family Lake near Little Grand Rapids, MB with 1 pilot and 2 passengers on board. As the aircraft was turning final for the water at Family Lake the right wing became detached from the fuselage. The aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent and collided with the water surface. The pilot and 2 passengers sustained fatal injuries.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: A19C0138

Wing failure
Loss of control



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