Accident at Points North Landing, SK


1998-09-08: This accident occurred on March 10, 1997, but was not reported to either Transport Canada or the TSB until October, when it was brought to the attention of System Safety by Standard Aero of Winnipeg, who were doing maintenance work on C-FSCF. The two crew members of C-FSCF, a ski-equipped DHC-6, returned to Points North after a charter flight and they were taxiing the a/c on the icy ramp with the propellors in coarse pitch and the throttles in the idle position. When the a/c began to move toward a parked DC-3, the crew selected the power levers to reverse, however there was no response. The crew then moved the propellors to fine pitch and the right engine accelerated briefly, moving the a/c forward and to the left, but the right wing of the DHC-6 struck the right wing of the DC-3. The ensuing collision caused substantial damage to the DHC-6, and minor damage to the DC-3. The right wing of C-FSCF was partially torn away from the fuselage, and the right engine was canted down at about a 45 degree angle, such that the propellors almost touched the ground. There was also damage to the leading edges of both a/c. The crew of C-FSCF were not injured. The design of the DHC-6 Twin Otter is such that when coarse propellor pitch is selected, reverse is not available. If the power levers are selected to reverse when reverse is not available, and the propellor levers are then moved forward to engage reverse, the propellors will move through a positive pitch range before entering reverse and will temporarily impart thrust to the a/c.


CADORS Number 1997C0784
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1997-03-10 - Unknown time
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Points North Landing, SK
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Loss of control - ground,Ground collision

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FSCF | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 6 100
Year Built 1967
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Ski
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Taxi
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision on ground,Loss of control - on ground

Leave a Comment