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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 9 January 2003
Time:22:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter
Operator:Harbour Air 
Registration: C-FITF
C/n / msn: 89
First flight: 1955
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Eden Lake, BC (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Eden Lake, BC, Canada
Narrative:
The pilot was landing on Eden Lake in glassy water conditions. During the landing sequence the left float structure collapsed and separated. The other float folded up. The aircraft settled into the water right side up and both the pilot and passenger were able to evacuate the aircraft uninjured, and were picked up by a boat. The aircraft rolled over but stayed afloat and was dragged to the shore where it will be disassembled and shipped to Vancouver for repairs.

Sources:
» CADORS Number: 2003P0038


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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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