Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter C-FQRI, Wednesday 8 May 1991
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Date:Wednesday 8 May 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Owner/operator:Harbour Air
Registration: C-FQRI
MSN: 326
Year of manufacture:1959
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Cameron Lake, BC -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Vancouver-Coal Harbour SPB, BC (CXH/CYHC)
Destination airport:Tofino SPB, BC (YTP)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The pilot made several attempts to proceed west via preferred VFR routes, however, low ceilings prevented him from doing so. He continued south between two mountains, however, due to the wind conditions and terrain proximity he decided to turn around. He entered a steep downwind left turn, but the aircraft settled into the trees. The wings separated on contact with trees. The pilot reported that subsiding air was encountered during the turn.
The pilot and six passengers sustained minor injuries, the remaining four passengers suffers serious injuries.


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