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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Fecha:domingo 18 agosto 1996
Hora:ca 19:50
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DH3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter
Operador:Harbour Air
Registración: C-GCMY
Numéro de série: 32
Año de Construcción: 1954
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:33 km (20.6 milles) S of Alliford Bay, BC (   Canadá)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tasu Airport, BC (YTU), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Alliford Bay, BC, Canadá
Struck the side of a valley at 1,700 feet asl.

Probable Cause:

CAUSES AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: "The pilot probably made a navigational error because of restricted visibility in fog and light drizzle and entered the wrong valley, and he delayed his decision to reverse course until he was unable to avoid the weather."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 269 days (9 months)
Accident number: TSB Report A96P0178
Download report: Final report


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