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Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Sadiqabad: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 12, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
AP-AMB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Rahim Yar Khan - Rahim Yar Khan
MSN:
1415
YOM:
1960
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Rahim Yar Khan-Sheikh Zayed Airport and was spraying pesticide in the area to tackle another wave of locust attacks, which began in December 2019, on the request of the district administration. In unknown circumstances, the single engine airplane went out of control and crashed in a sandy area located in Sadiqabad, killing both crew members, a pilot and a flight engineer. They were completing a mission on behalf of the Department of Agriculture of Pakistan. Initial investigations suggest the plane crashed due to a technical fault.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver off Sechelt

Date & Time: Jul 30, 2019 at 1248 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
C-GPZP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Vancouver - Pender Harbour
MSN:
722
YOM:
1954
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Vancouver to Pender Harbour, the pilot encountered engine problems and elected to ditch the aircraft about three miles off Sechelt. All three occupants were able to evacuate the cabin before the aircraft sank and was lost. All three occupants were rescued.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Tutka Bay: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 19, 2019 at 1019 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N68083
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tutka Bay - Anchorage
MSN:
1254
YOM:
1958
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from the Tutka Bay Lodge, the seaplane crashed in unknown circumstances in the Tutka Bay. It came upside down and partially sank. A passenger was killed while six other occupants were injured, some seriously.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver into Mistastin Lake: 7 killed

Date & Time: Jul 15, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FJKI
Schedule:
Crossroads Lake - Mistastin Lake
MSN:
992
YOM:
1956
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane was chartered by a provider based in Crossroads Lake (near Churchill Falls reservoir) to fly four fisherman and two guides to Mistastin Lake, Labrador. The aircraft was supposed to leave Crossroads Lake at 0700LT but the departure was postponed to 1000LT due to low ceiling. Several attempts to contact the pilot failed during the day and the SAR center based in Trenton was alerted. The wreckage was found few hours later at the bottom of the lake, about a nautical mile from the shore. Three people were found dead while four other occupants, including the pilot, were not found after five days of intensive search. A week later, authorities confirmed all seven occupants died.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver near Lake Boulene: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 12, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GRHF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1123
YOM:
1957
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed La Minerve, in the Laurentides, in the afternoon, on a flight to a fishing camp located by a small lake northeast of Chibougamau. En route, the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances near Lake Boulène, about 100 km south of Chibougamau. The wreckage was spotted few hours later by the crew of a RCAF C-130 Hercules in a remote area. A passenger was injured while three other occupants, among them pilot Jim Duggan, were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Hawk Junction: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 11, 2019 at 0900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FBBG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Hawk Junction - Oba Lake
MSN:
358
YOM:
1952
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Hawk Air seaplane base on Hawk Lake near Hawk Junction on a positioning flight to Oba Lake, carrying two Hawk Air's employees, a pilot and a co-worker. Shortly after takeoff, the floatplane crashed near a power substation and was destroyed. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver off Metlakatla: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 20, 2019 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N67667
Survivors:
No
MSN:
1309
YOM:
1959
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Overturned and came to rest partially submerged while landing off Metlakatla harbor. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Coon Cove: 5 killed

Date & Time: May 13, 2019 at 1221 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N952DB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ketchikan - Ketchikan
MSN:
237
YOM:
1952
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Ketchikan-Waterfront Seaplane Base in the morning on an on-demand sightseeing flight over the Misty Fjords, carrying four tourists who had been on a Royal Princess cruise ship that left Vancouver on May 11. While flying over the George Inlet at an altitude of 3,200 - 3,300 feet, the airplane collided with a Taquan Air De Havilland DHC-3 Otter registered N959PA that was carrying 10 passengers and a pilot. The Beaver crashed into the sea and all five occupants were killed. On board the Otter, a passenger was killed while 10 other occupants were injured. At the time of the accident, sky was high overcast.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Igiugig

Date & Time: Sep 20, 2018 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N121AK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
121
YOM:
1951
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
12496
Captain / Total hours on type:
5000.00
Circumstances:
The pilot of the float-equipped airplane reported that, during the initial climb after a water takeoff, about 200 feet, he turned right, and the engine lost power. He immediately switched fuel tanks and attempted to restart the engine to no avail. The airplane descended and struck trees, and the right wing impacted terrain. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. The pilot reported to the Federal Aviation Administration inspector that, during the initial climb and after the engine lost power, he noticed that the center tank, which was selected for takeoff, was empty. He added that passengers stated that the engine did regain power after switching tanks, but the airplane had already struck trees. The pilot reported as a recommendation to more closely follow checklists.
Probable cause:
The pilot's selection of an empty fuel tank for takeoff, which resulted in fuel starvation and the subsequent total loss of engine power.
Final Report: