Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter 3674, Sunday 7 January 1968
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Date:Sunday 7 January 1968
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Owner/operator:Canadian Armed Forces
Registration: 3674
MSN: 32
Year of manufacture:1954
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Lake Memphramagog, QC -   Canada
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Montreal-St. Hubert Airport, QC (YHU/CYHU)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Otter operated on a navigation ski-training flight. After two touch-and-go landings on the ice of Lake Memphramagog, the pilot landed. While taxying for take-off, one ski broke through the ice, which then gave way and the Otter sank.
The two crew members evacuated.
The investigation determined that the ice thickness was only four inches, and that the Unit had failed to determine that there was adequate ice thickness on the selected training areas.

Sources:

dhc-3archive.com
Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers RCAF 3650 to 3699

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