Airplane Crash - Paulatuk, Northwest Territory, Canada 12/17/1983

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Paulatuk, Northwest Territory, Canada


Date12/17/1983
Time13:10
LocationPaulatuk, Northwest Territory, Canada
OperatorInuvik Coastal Airways
RouteInuvik - Paulatuk
Typede Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
RegistrationC-FGJK
Cn/In213
Aboard12
Fatalities2
Ground0
SummaryThe left wing contacted the ground after the pilot attempted a go-around. The plane cartwheeled and crashed. Runway is not oriented to correspond with the prevailing winds. The aircraft was overloaded by 840 lbs and was below that prescribed to take off. Lack of weather forcast.

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