Accident at Polar Bear Cabin, Banks Island, NWT 7408N 11959W


1997-08-22: C-GDHC, a DHC-6 Twin Otter operated by Kenn Borek Air, was flying in supplies to the personnel near a bird sanctuary on the northern tip of Banks Island. The flight had originated in Sachs Harbour and had only the two crew on board. On landing at the unprepared strip, the a/c struck a wingtip, either on the ground or on a tree, and experienced some minor damage. No other details are known at this time, but it is reported that the damage was not sufficient to prevent the a/c from flying out and returning to Calgary for repair. UPDATE The a/c was in the flare for landing when the right wing dropped and struck the ground, causing minor damage to the wing tip fairing, right flap hanger, and aileron. There were 3 people on board the a/c and no one was injured. The a/c was ferried back to the company maintenance base in Calgary for repairs.


CADORS Number 1997C0567
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-08-13 - 03:50
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Polar Bear Cabin, Banks Island, NWT 7408N 11959W
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Ground collision

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GDHC | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 6 300
Year Built 1976
Engine Type Turbo prop
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Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision on ground

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