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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222620
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Time:10:46 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Turbine Otter
Owner/operator:Harbour Air
Registration: C-GOPP
MSN: 355
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Vancouver-Coal Harbour SPB, BC (CXH/CYHC) -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Vancouver-Coal Harbour SPB, BC (CXH/CYHC)
Destination airport:Vancouver-Coal Harbour SPB, BC (CXH/CYHC)
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
A float-equipped de Havilland Canada DHC-3T aircraft operated by Harbour Air, was conducting sightseeing flight HES305 from Vancouver Harbour (CYHC), BC with 1 crew member and 9 passengers on board. During cruise flight, the pilot was unable to reduce the engine power setting while moving the power lever. The pilot entered an orbit over CYHC, and consulted with the operatorís maintenance. Subsequently, an emergency was declared, the engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34) was shut down, and the pilot performed a successful power-off water landing.
The aircraft was then towed to the Vancouver Harbour dock. There were no injuries. The operator's maintenance indicated a fault with the engine's fuel control unit.




Photo of C-GOPP courtesy

Vancouver - International Seaplane (CAM9)
16 September 2020; (c) John Olafson

Revision history:

05-Mar-2019 20:23 harro Added
05-Mar-2019 20:24 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location]
05-Mar-2019 20:24 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
02-May-2021 19:20 harro Updated [Source]

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