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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 9 mei 1996
Tijd:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Buffalo Narrows Airways
Registratie: C-GDOB
Constructienummer: 194
Bouwjaar: 1957
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:55 km (34.4 mijl) E of Terrace, BC (   Canada)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dawson Creek Airport, BC (YDQ/CYDQ), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Buffalo Narrows Airport, SK (YVT/CYVT), Canada
Beschrijving:
The pilot-in-command, who was also the owner of Buffalo Narrows Airways, had just purchased the aircraft from Taquan Air in Ketchikan. He intended to ferry the Otter to their base of operations in Buffalo Narrows. The aircraft flew into a mountain at 7000 feet in marginal weather conditions.

Probable Cause:

CAUSES AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: "It was not determined why the aircraft struck terrain; however, it is likely that the contact occurred during conditions of reduced visibility."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 286 days (10 months)
Accident number: TSB Report A96P0082
Download report: Final report


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Dawson Creek Airport, BC en Buffalo Narrows Airport, SK bedraagt 729 km (456 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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