Accident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

Summary

2001-09-13: CFQOS a turbo otter on floats flipped over while taxiing for departure. 4 sob's no injuries. TSB Investigating.
2001-09-13: TSB Update September 13, 2001. A01A0112: C-FQOS, a DHC-3T on floats was taking off from Otter Creek with three passengers on an approved VFR flight. After lifting off the water on a normal take off, the control column pitched violently forward and then back before returning to a neutral position. Before the pilot could reduce power to land the aircraft pitched nose-down. There was no indication of wing stall (aileron buffet) prior to the nose drop. The pilot was unable to raise the nose from the nose-down attitude. The aircraft impacted the water in a wings-level nose-down attitude. After impact the pilot assisted the passengers to egress. The pilot's exit was blocked, as the floats had detached on impact and one of the floats was up against his door. The pilot directed the right front seat passenger to leave via his exit, then proceeded to the back of the aircraft, collected life jackets, and exited with the remaining two passengers via the high side (port) aft exit. They were rescued shortly afterwards by boat. The aircraft sustained substantial damage during the impact, and sank in 55 feet of water.

Details


CADORS Number 2001A0578
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-09-12 - 15:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYYR
Aerodrome Name GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region,
TSB Occurrence Number A01A0112
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 17681
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Loss of control - ground
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FQOS | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner LABRADOR AIRWAYS LTD.
Operator LABRADOR AIRWAYS LIMITED (559) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 3
Year Built 1960
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY
Engine Model PT6A-135A
Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Taxi
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Flight control systems (ailerons, rudder, rotors, flaps, main, tail),Overturn

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