Accident at Sandy Bay


1996-02-20: The DeHavilland DHC-3 single Otter aircraft was departing from the ice strip at Sandy Bay. Because of the sticky snow conditions, the pilot taxied the aircraft beyond the end of the runway to start the take-off run. However, the take-off run required was still too long to permit clearance over rising terrain in the departure path and the aircraft struck the trees and crashed. The aircraft decelerated in the trees and remained upright and the pilot and 2 passengers escaped without injury.


CADORS Number 1994C0091
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-03-11 - 17:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Sandy Bay
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By
Categories Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GIIQ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 3
Year Built 1980
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with object

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