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Date:samedi 4 septembre 1976
Heure:13:37
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Compagnie:Austin Airways
Immatriculation: CF-MIT
Numéro de série: 372
Année de Fabrication: 1960
Heures de vol:11573
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 9 / à bord: 9
Total:victimes: 10 / à bord: 10
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Abitibi Canyon near Fraserdale, ON (   Canada)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Moosonee Airport, ON (YMO/CYMO), Canada
Aéroport de destination:Timmins/Porcupine Lake Water Aerodrome, ON, Canada
Détails:
The DHC-3 Otter was one of two floatplanes chartered for the Royal Commission on Electric Power Planning for Ontario.
The final leg of the flight was from Winisk to Timmins/Porcupine Lake Water Aerodrome, Ontario, Canada. The pilot diverted to Moosonee after encountering deteriorating weather. The next day, at 12:30, the flight departed for the two-hour VFR-flight to Timmins.
Because some of passengers had limited time to catch onwards flights from Timmins Airport, the pilot decided to take a direct route between the Moosonee and Timmins NDBs. He likely tried to navigate around areas of low clouds and high terrain. The aircraft followed the Abitibi River southward towards Abitibi Canyon Dam. The valley narrows and the terrain rises at this site of the power dam. It is believed that the pilot found the visibility decreasing rapidly in dense upslope fog in this vicinity. At 13:37 hours the aircraft struck the high tension electrical cables near the generating station and crashed to the ground.

Sources:
» dhc-3archive.com


Photos

photo of DHC-3-Otter-CF-MIT
accident date: 04-09-1976
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
registration: CF-MIT
photo of DHC-3-Otter-CF-MIT
accident date: 04-09-1976
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
registration: CF-MIT
photo of DHC-3-Otter-CF-MIT
accident date: 04-09-1976
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
registration: CF-MIT
photo of DHC-3-Otter-CF-MIT
accident date: 04-09-1976
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
registration: CF-MIT
photo of DHC-3-Otter-CF-MIT
accident date: 04-09-1976
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
registration: CF-MIT
photo of DHC-3-Otter-CF-MIT
accident date: 04-09-1976
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
registration: CF-MIT
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Moosonee Airport, ON et Timmins/Porcupine Lake Water Aerodrome, ON est de 313 km (196 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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