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Old 28th Dec 2023, 03:29
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Twin Otter Crash NWT Canada

CBC News is reporting that Air Tindi Twin Otter with 2 Crew and 8 passengers has crashed approx. 300 km North of Yellowknife. Report is saying no injuries to either the crew or passengers. RCAF has dispatched a C130 with SAR Techs on board but due to current high winds may not be able to drop them at the site. Hercules aircraft on its way to help passengers and crew of Air Tindi crash in N.W.T. | CBC News
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Old 28th Dec 2023, 09:21
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Can't be a good time of year to be out there, let's hope all are rescued safely.
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Old 28th Dec 2023, 14:13
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Latest update from CBC

Update as of 6:13 a.m. MT:


A Hercules aircraft has reached 10 people stranded about 300 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife, after a Twin Otter went down Wednesday afternoon.

Air Tindi president Chris Reynolds said passengers and crew are now waiting for pickup in heated tents.

Wind gusts have also calmed significantly, Reynolds said, and the crew is hoping to land at first light.

In an email, the public affairs officer of the 1 Canadian Air Division and Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters, David Lavallee, confirmed that a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130H Hercules was on its way to the site from 17 Wing Winnipeg last night.

According to Reynolds, DND search and rescue technicians parachuted in last night around 8:40 p.m., about 8 hours after the incident.

They had been circling overhead starting at 7 p.m, but could not jump because of 60 km/h winds.

"We are extremely thankful for the courage and ability from our military's search and rescue team. They are second to none," Reynolds said in a text message early Thursday morning.
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Salute!

What a great example of SAR folks.

A night drop in cold everything, and help the survivors, even if the plane was not a smoking hole or very damaged and the PAX could survive for at least a few hours. So I salute the SAR jumpers, and the PAX seem to have plenty of common sense and wait for help.

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Latest update has all passenger's and crew safely in Yellowknife. Helicopters were dispatched this morning?
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Old 29th Dec 2023, 21:56
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https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/...rthern-canada/

Sounds like a team from the nearby Diavik mine reached the crash site on snow mobiles at 9pm, about 2 hours after the jumpers.
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Old 29th Dec 2023, 22:32
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Curious how the Twin Otter crashed: The plane is slow and stable and in the winter an engine out shouldn’t be a big deal.
Icing perhaps..
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Originally Posted by Sea Plane Driver
Curious how the Twin Otter crashed: The plane is slow and stable and in the winter an engine out shouldn’t be a big deal.
Icing perhaps..
Twin Otter offstrip operations are probably among the highest risk. This one was landing on a frozen lake. My first real flying job as an offstrip Twin Otter co-pilot.

Snowdrifts can be very, very hard packed snow(and they get a lot of wind in that area of the accident).

The company I worked at had several fatal twin otter accidents over the years and many were damaged as well.
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Originally Posted by punkalouver
Twin Otter offstrip operations are probably among the highest risk. This one was landing on a frozen lake. My first real flying job as an offstrip Twin Otter co-pilot.

Snowdrifts can be very, very hard packed snow(and they get a lot of wind in that area of the accident).

The company I worked at had several fatal twin otter accidents over the years and many were damaged as well.
I only flew Twin Otters in the tropics, big difference. That being said, one of the -300s I flew crashed and killed everyone onboard
a few years later, control failure, or perhaps structural. (It crashed in the South Pacific Islands flying on wheels, I flew it on floats in the Caribbean, all the salt
from 16 take-offs and landings per day could have done internal damage.)
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My understanding was that a number of the twotters from the South Pacific were sent back I to Canada for rebuild in shipping cotainers
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Originally Posted by rigpiggy
My understanding was that a number of the twotters from the South Pacific were sent back I to Canada for rebuild in shipping cotainers
The one I flew never made it to the containers, it crashed and killed 19 pax and 1 pilot, loss of elevator control.
The tail number was N-784DL
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