Narrative:While on a VFR training flight at 3000 feet, engine problems caused the Twin Otter to descend into trees. The aircraft an 8 feet stump causing the nose section to separate. The no. 2 engine was feathered and witnesses saw smoke coming from the no. 1 engine.
|Date:||27 FEB 1981|
|Type:||de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300|
|Operator:||Canada Department of Transport|
|C/n / msn:|| 354|
|First flight:|| 1973|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Galt, ON (Canada)
|Phase:|| Maneuvering (MNV)|
This Twin Otter was re-registered C-FCSV upon sale to the Canadian Department of Transport May 1976
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.