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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 10 March 2017
Time:20:38 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Operator:Osprey Wings
Registration: C-GQOQ
C/n / msn: 155
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Yalowega Lake, SK (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Pinehouse Lake Airport, SK (ZPO/CZPO), Canada
Destination airport:Yalowega Lake Ice Strip, SK, Canada
Narrative:
A de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 aircraft on skis operated by Osprey Wings, was conducting a flight from Snake Lake, SK to an ice strip on Yalowega Lake, SK. The landing was relatively smooth however, shortly after touch down, the left wing dropped to the ice surface. The aircraft came to rest roughly 90 degrees to the landing track. The crew shut down the engines and confirmed that the passengers were uninjured. Inspection revealed that the left main landing gear leg had broken and the aircraft was resting on the left wingtip.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: No formal investigation conducted
Accident number: A17C0027

Classification:

Sources:
» TSB #A17C0027


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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 Pinehouse Lake Airport, SK to Yalowega Lake Ice Strip, SK as the crow flies is 270 km (169 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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