Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 F-OGHD, Saturday 18 November 1978
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Date:Saturday 18 November 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Owner/operator:Air Guadeloupe
Registration: F-OGHD
MSN: 469
Year of manufacture:1975
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Fatalities:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 20
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:3 km off Marie Galante-Les Bases Airport (GBJ) -   Guadeloupe
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Pointe-à-Pitre-Le Raizet Airport (PTP/TFFR)
Destination airport:Marie Galante-Les Bases Airport (GBJ/TFFM)
The Twin Otter struck the water with its left wingtip while flying in a violent squall with a 200-300 feet ceiling. The aircraft crashed and sank in 13 m of water.



  • 23rd worst accident in 1978
  • 36th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 4th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Pointe-à-Pitre-Le Raizet Airport, Guadeloupe (PTP); October 1978

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