Accident Grumman G-21A Goose C-GDDJ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 348996
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Date:Monday 18 December 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic G21 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Grumman G-21A Goose
Owner/operator:Wilderness Seaplanes
Registration: C-GDDJ
MSN: 1184
Year of manufacture:1942
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-14B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Bella Bella Airport, BC -   Canada
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Bella Bella Airport, BC (CBBC)
Destination airport:Port Hardy Airport, BC (YZT/CYZT)
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Wilderness Seaplanes Grumman G-21A aircraft was conducting a flight under visual flight rules from Bella Bella (CBBC), British Columbia (BC) to Port Hardy (CYZT), BC, with 1 pilot and 4 passengers on board. Shortly after takeoff from Runway 13, the left engine surged and lost power. A few seconds later, the right engine lost power. The pilot communicated a Mayday call on the aerodrome traffic frequency and conducted an emergency landing in a forested area approximately 0.5 nautical miles southeast of CBBC. All occupants received minor injuries and were able to exit the left cabin door.


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
1 January 1970 N1257A Harvey G. Gibson 0 Estero de Playa Grande, Tamarindo sub
Collision with pole or wires
31 July 2022 C-GDDJ Wilderness Seaplanes 0 off Walbran Island, BC sub


Bella Bella B.C. December 24th 2023

Revision history:

22-Dec-2023 05:16 gerard57 Added
22-Dec-2023 05:18 gerard57 Updated [Nature]
22-Dec-2023 05:18 gerard57 Updated [[Nature]]
26-Dec-2023 20:13 Anon. Updated [Photo]
26-Dec-2023 20:14 Anon. Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
26-Dec-2023 20:16 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
10-Jan-2024 14:52 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
10-Jan-2024 14:53 harro Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Source]

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