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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Datum:zondag 18 augustus 1996
Tijd:ca 19:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Harbour Air
Registratie: C-GCMY
Constructienummer: 32
Bouwjaar: 1954
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:33 km (20.6 mijl) S of Alliford Bay, BC (   Canada)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tasu Airport, BC (YTU), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Alliford Bay, BC, Canada
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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