22nd Sep 2011, 21:55
Both pilots killed and all seven others on board suffer serious injuries when an Arctic Sunwest Twin Otter on floats crashed into a section of Yellowknife known as Old Town on the shores of Great Slave Lake. Aircraft was reportedly on approach for a water landing.
Northern News Services Northwest Territories / Nunavut Canada (http://www.nnsl.com/index.php)
23rd Sep 2011, 01:04
This is very sad. I think of people, and community so used to aircraft, suddenly, and in a deadly way, affected by such an accident.
Though I have no information, or opinion on this accident, I can offer, for those who are unfamiliar with the Oldtown floatplane base, a photo I took a number of years ago.
23rd Sep 2011, 12:08
Two killed, seven injured in Yellowknife plane crash (http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/killed+seven+injured+Yellowknife+plane+crash/5444222/story.html)
23rd Sep 2011, 14:17
Tragic. Flew floats all around the NWT last year and have several images of the exact crash location - if only I knew how to upload pics to PPRuNe.
From memory of the usual approaches there, the aircraft looks like it was on short-final to land next to the Air Tindi dock and came down short. The eyewitness' comment that 'it landed and bounced, hit power lines and ended up facing back to the water' sounds odd. We'll see.
It's been a bad year up there.