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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Fecha:jueves 1 noviembre 1979
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operador:Austin Airways
Registración: C-GTJA
Numéro de série: 630
Año de Construcción: 1979-06-11 (5 months)
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Big Trout Lake, ON (   Canadá)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Pickle Lake Airport, ON (YPL/CYPL), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Big Trout Airport, ON (YTL/CYTL), Canadá
Número de Vuelo: 607
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.

» The Calgary Herald 2 November 1979, p.F12


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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 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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