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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 8 June 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Operator:private
Registration: N5323G
C/n / msn: 91
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Grenville Channel, BC (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Port Hardy Airport, BC (YZT/CYZT), Canada
Destination airport:Prince Rupert-Digby Island Airport, BC (YPR/CYPR), Canada
Narrative:
A de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter, N5323G, sank into the water of the Grenville Channel, BC, Canada. Both pilots survived. The airplane operated on a ferry flight from Phoenix, AZ to Gustavus, AK. The airplane was to be operated from Gustavus by Glacier Bay Airways.
En route at an altitude of 4000 feet the Otter suffered a catastrophic engine failure. The crew carried out a ditching. The airplane made water and sank.

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Distance from Port Hardy Airport, BC to Prince Rupert-Digby Island Airport, BC as the crow flies is 448 km (280 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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