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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Date:Thursday 21 June 1990
Time:ca 19:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Ptarmigan Airways
Registration: C-FWAB
MSN: 349
First flight: 1972
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Thistle Lake, NT (   Canada)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Thistle Lake, NT, Canada
Destination airport:?
The Twin Otter took off from a temporary airstrip in fine weather. The aircraft failed to gain height, banked right and struck a parked Bell 206 helicopter. Part of the wing broke off and the Twin Otter crashed beside the airstrip.



photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-300-C-FWAB
accident date: 21-06-1990
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
registration: C-FWAB
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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