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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 20 February 2021
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter
Operator:Wings Over Kississing
Registration: C-FFVZ
MSN: 145
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kaskattama Airstrip, MB (   Canada)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Kaskattama Airstrip, MB, Canada
Destination airport:Gillam Airport, MB (YGX/CYGX), Canada
Narrative:
A DHC-3T operated by Kississing Lake Lodge (dba Wings Over Kississing), was conducting a flight from Kaskattama, MB to Gillam (CYGX), MB with 1 pilot onboard. During the takeoff from runway 12 at Kaskattama, it struck wind-hardened snowdrifts and the aircraft became airborne soon after. The flight continued uneventfully to CYGX. Upon landing in CYGX, it was noted that the tail wheel and ski were missing. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to its rear fuselage and rudder.

Classification:
Runway mishap

Sources:
» TSB A21C0020


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Distance from Kaskattama Airstrip, MB to Gillam Airport, MB as the crow flies is 289 km (180 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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