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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 9 May 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Operator:Buffalo Narrows Airways
Registration: C-GDOB
C/n / msn: 194
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:55 km (34.4 mls) E of Terrace, BC (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Dawson Creek Airport, BC (YDQ/CYDQ), Canada
Destination airport:Buffalo Narrows Airport, SK (YVT/CYVT), Canada
Narrative:
The pilot-in-command, who was also the owner of Buffalo Narrows Airways, had just purchased the aircraft from Taquan Air in Ketchikan. He intended to ferry the Otter to their base of operations in Buffalo Narrows. The aircraft flew into a mountain at 7000 feet in marginal weather conditions.

Probable Cause:

CAUSES AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: "It was not determined why the aircraft struck terrain; however, it is likely that the contact occurred during conditions of reduced visibility."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 286 days (10 months)
Accident number: TSB Report A96P0082
Download report: Final report


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Dawson Creek Airport, BC to Buffalo Narrows Airport, SK as the crow flies is 729 km (456 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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