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Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Alaska: 5 killed

Date & Time: Sep 20, 1987 at 1705 LT
Operator:
Registration:
C-GPAC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Whitehorse-Juneau
MSN:
31-795
YOM:
1972
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 off Destruction Bay: 7 killed

Date & Time: Sep 30, 1975
Operator:
Registration:
CF-MHU
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Destruction Bay - Whitehorse
MSN:
142
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Destruction Bay, while climbing, the airplane went out of control and crashed into Lake Kluane. All seven occupants were killed.

Crash of an Avro 652 Anson V in Whitehorse: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 24, 1964
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CF-GML
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Whitehorse - Whitehorse
MSN:
MDF-304
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crashed at Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, killing the pilot. Aircraft was stolen by the AME, who was not authorized to fly the aircraft solo, and flown recklessly a short distance up the Yukon River valley, before crashing on the southwest side of the river just above Miles Canyon.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Carmacks: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jul 13, 1963 at 2010 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CF-MPO
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Mayo – Whitehorse
MSN:
359
YOM:
1952
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The RCMP's pilot and three policemen were transferring a prisoner from Mayo to Whitehorse. While approaching Carmacks in good weather conditions, the pilot was making a circuit to land when the airplane rolled over and spun into the ground. It crashed in a bank just below the Mayo Road at a location approximately in between the Territorial Garage and the Carmacks bridge. The burned wreckage was found by the Yukon River and all five occupants have been killed. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were considered as good.
Crew:
Sgt K. M. Laughland,
Cpl R. W. Asbil,
Const P. L. A. Malcolm,
Const W. J. L. Annand.
Passenger:
Joseph Phillipe Clement Desormeaux.
Probable cause:
Investigations were unable to determine the exact cause of the accident. Nevertheless, it was established that no mechanical failure occurred on the airplane prior to the accident. The pilot was skilled and it is believed that the loss of control may have been caused by local downdrafts or by a stall due to an insufficient speed.