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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 27 April 1976
Time:14:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Operator:Horizon Air Service
Registration: N35310
C/n / msn: 293
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Upolu Point, HI (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Waimea-Kohala Airport, HI (MUE/PHMU), United States of America
Destination airport:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), United States of America
Narrative:
Forced landed on water following loss of power on the engine.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
powerplant - miscellaneous: powerplant failure for undetermined reasons
FACTOR(S):
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 1 engine
emergency circumstances - forced landing off airport on water

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Waimea-Kohala Airport, HI to Honolulu International Airport, HI as the crow flies is 275 km (172 miles).

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