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Last updated: 9 December 2021
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Datum:Donnerstag 1 November 1979
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Fluggesellschaft:Austin Airways
Kennzeichen: C-GTJA
Werknummer: 630
Baujahr: 1979-06-11 (5 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Big Trout Lake, ON (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Pickle Lake Airport, ON (YPL/CYPL), Kanada
Flug nach:Big Trout Airport, ON (YTL/CYTL), Kanada
Flugnummer: 607
Unfallbericht:
Weather in the Big Trout Lake area was poor; another aircraft in the area reported 1/8 mile visibility. The Twin Otter continued and approached the NDB tower, which it should have passed at 2000 feet amsl. The aircraft, however, struck the tower (or supporting wires) at 126 feet and crashed into the adjacent lake.

Informationsquelle:
» The Calgary Herald 2 November 1979, p.F12


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Distance from Pickle Lake Airport, ON to Big Trout Airport, ON as the crow flies is 263 km (164 miles).

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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