Airplane Crash - Coal Harbour, Bc, Canada 09/03/1978

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Coal Harbour, BC, Canada


Date09/03/1978
LocationCoal Harbour, BC, Canada
OperatorAirWest Airlines
RouteVictoria harbor - Victoria Harbor Water Aerodome
Typede havilland Canada Twin Otter 200
RegistrationC-FAIV
Cn/In215
Aboard13
Fatalities11
Ground0
SummaryWhile on approach, the aircraft yawed to the left and plunged into the ocean in a left-wing and nose-down attitude and sank. In-flight failure of the left-hand inboard flap control rod that led to a sudden retraction of the complete left-hand flap system and sudden loss of control.

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